My Story Part 3

 

It is called the land of peaches. I live in Georgia now, moved here July of 2015. Although I had surrendered to be a missionary in 2010, I still had a few years of high school left. After I graduated, I did not really move towards missions at all. In fact I got a good job and was making good money. I had chosen my lord and had started to serve him.  Luke 16:13 says,  “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” I was serving the wrong master. Then Missionary Jason Mann to Hungary came to my church for our missions conference. As usual, I hung around the missionary because I  was still interested in missions. He invited me to the Our Generation Summit put on by Vision Baptist Missions. The theme was “Ready for Either” taken from 1 Kings 19, the call of Elisha and our need to be ready for either the altar or the plow. On Friday January 2nd 2015, I again dedicated my life to be a missionary and move to the Our Generation Training Center, in Alpharetta, Georgia. Again, it did not happen at first. I spent another six months in Ohio. Then that June, I went to a camp that Vision Missions was having in Trenton, Georgia. Upon my arrival, Robert Canfield director of the Training Center met me and asked, “So, when you coming down?” I said flippantly, “Oh, I’ll be down in September.” Little did I know God had other plans. As the week progressed, the time of my arrival kept moving up until Thursday night when I heard in a session that only one out of ten people in China will ever get to hear the Gospel of Christ. This fact did not sit well with me.  I also saw a skit about a guy who surrendered at camp but then went home and got caught up in the cares of this life just like the example found in Matthew 13:22: “He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.” I could see that was where I was going! That night I talked with Sam Quinn missionary to India and he helped me realize that I needed to go ahead and move down to the training center. So I decided to move down two weeks after camp!!! And I did.

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