Mission trips. Passions. Gifts.

I travel the world doing what I love for my job.

It’s an amazing job.

I get to tell stories of people from all over the country and all over the world getting their worlds flipped upside down by God on mission trips.

One reason I’m a fan of short term mission trips is what I get to see the trips do to the team members who come on them.

Many of them I get to experience their first international trip with them. I get to see them experience a new place and a new adventure outside of their normal comfort zone.

I also get to see a few of them realize their calling.

I experienced my calling while on a mission trip. I was challenged to step out in faith and put my trust in God to quit my job and come on board with Every Nation.

It was both the easiest and hardest decision of my life. Easy because I LOVE doing what I’m doing and hard because it was a big step of faith for me to quite my full time job and become a missionary.

Funny thing happened after I decided to listen to God, it’s all worked out and been one of the best things I’ve ever done.

I love seeing God work.

I love going in to work.

I love using my passion and skills to tell stories for the kingdom.

The outreach on campus today resulted in 15 students giving their lives to Christ!

The outreach on campus today resulted in 15 students giving their lives to Christ!

Mission trips allowed me to experience and discover passions I might never have discovered had I not gone on a trip.

It’s such a joy to hear team members talk about using their passions or igniting their passions for something while on a trip.

What I’ve learned through these trips and with my job is that my gifts aren’t for me. God didn’t give me these passions and desires to be kept for myself.

That’s what ten days and Ordinary Hero trips have shown me; the gifts we’re all given aren’t for yourself. They’re meant to be shared.

You’re made the way you are for a reason.

JC, sharing his gift for singing and MC'ing at our outreach at Wits

JC, sharing his gift for singing and MC'ing at our outreach at Wits

Not sharing your gifts and talents with others and for others is depriving the world of something unique that only you can bring. There’s only one you in the world, and that’s not by accident.

If you've never been on a mission trip before, here's the challenge, go on one. Go to somewhere you're not from. 

Don't have a passport? Go get one. 

The world is waiting on you to share your gift with them.

These trips are more than just outreach on campus...

These trips are more than just outreach on campus...