If you are a partner of mine, or a potential Goer, then you know the first part of this ministry is support raising. When deciding whether or not I wanted to pursue this two year commitment to ministry, the biggest obstacle for me was looking past this season. Support raising is something that truly intimidated me and was often the first sign of a lack in my faith. Deciding whether or not I was going to jump into this opportunity finally came down to the question, “Who is Jesus to me?”
I have known Him as Savior, friend, Messiah, leader, Son of God, and so many other titles and characteristics. However, the one I came to know in this season was Home. When it comes down to it, Jesus Christ is my home. He is where I find my rest. Jesus is the one where I feel safe, secure, known, and cherished. He provides the constant home we all long for. Thinking about this made me realize that He is worth the tough seasons. Support raising may be challenging, but what other time would I get to sit down and talk to people about Jesus and the work He is doing. There is no other way I would get the opportunity to meet with families and tell them about how Jesus has shown me home and then learn what He means to them.
Jesus is my home and He longs to be that safe place for others. People in North Africa need to hear His name. He provides hope amidst the tears, laughs within the troubles, and smiles despite the pain. He is the safe place where we can all lay our heads at night and share our thoughts, concerns, joys, and desires. He chased me down and I know He is doing the same with the people I will be working alongside. I am honored to be able to show them pieces of my Home in hopes that they too can understand and find comfort in the one true Home, Jesus.
Who is Jesus to you?