Is missions really right for me?
Is GoCorps really right for me?
I have already started my career.... Should I really be uprooting my entire life?
These are all questions that plagued me as I started this journey of pursing full-time mission work 1.5 years ago.
My name is Hanna- I am a daughter, a friend, an avid skier, an amateur chef (amateur being the key word there), and a professional Event Planner for a fortune 200 company in Denver, Colorado. My life is full. I have an incredible community, a church that I love, and the best friends that I have ever had in my life. Yet, I felt like God was asking me to sacrifice it all.
After returning home from a month long archeological dig in Israel, I couldn’t shake this reoccurring question:
“What does it mean to live your life eternally focused?”
The answer? At the time I didn’t know. All I knew was that God was calling me and inviting me into a season of exploration. So, I hit the ground running and interviewed with nine different mission organizations which quickly left me overwhelmed and confused. All of these organizations run so differently. How was I supposed to know who to choose? How do I know if the organization is good? Why do I feel like these organizations are trying to close a sale with me? I felt like I was at a dead end… until I got connected with GoCorps.
For the first time, I felt like I had someone on my team. I connected deeply with my GoCorps coach and trusted her fully as we began to pursue this path with one goal in mind - Trying to figure out how was God calling me to serve Him. I am a big believer that we are all given different pieces of the puzzle. God equips different people for different things and also calls each of us in different way. If you are reading this and unsure of what it means for you to live eternally focused, or how God is calling you, I would encourage you begin that same journey of exploration. I believe that God will meet you in that.
As for me, here I am 1.5 years later and 4 weeks into raising support to launch to be a missionary in Spain - the place that God has equipped me for and called me to. So, what does it mean to live my life eternally focused? For me, that means going. Sacrificing everything so that even one person may know the perfect love Jesus. It means leaving my life here in Denver to move to a city that I have never even visited. It means choosing Him and pursuing Him above all else. I am no longer just Hanna - daughter, friend, skier, cook, Event Planner. I am Hanna- daughter of the one true King. I am called. I am sent. I am an appointed Goer.