Sometimes God moves mountains and other times he moves you into them. I will gladly be serving at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. Home of THE Fighting Saints!!
After God promised to shield Abram at the beginning of Genesis chapter 15, Abram was confused to what good any protection or reward is if he can’t pass it on to his children. Abram was getting older and with no children yet, his chances of having any kids were diminishing. That is when God told Abram to “look toward heaven and count the stars… that is how many descendants you will have.” That was a huge promise that the Lord made! But, do you want to know what makes this verse so special? God says this in the middle of the day! There were no stars in the sky when Abram looked up but just because he couldn’t see them yet, doesn’t mean they didn’t come. The sun soon set and the stars shined bright and Abram was affirmed that his children, even if he didn’t have any yet, would one day come too.
I have a wonderful life. My family is great, I have awesome friends, and have lived to go on many adventures that most people haven’t. I don’t want to hide that. However, similar to most, there have been times in my life, especially during college, where I have had trouble seeing all the good in the midst of the bad. I’ve felt like I haven’t had a purpose, and have had the feeling that the bad times wouldn’t end. I was like Abram before he could see the stars. Looking back, it’s obvious that the Lord was working even when I couldn’t see or feel Him and that if it wasn’t for those times, I wouldn’t be where I am now. While I know that there will be plenty of difficulties to come in the future, I am now confident that they will too pass and that even if I can’t see the end, God is always working.
Over the past four years of college, I have seen a substantial amount of students that were in similar stages of life. They are confused about the things happening around them, they feel like they don’t have a purpose, and it seems like the bad will never end. But that is not true! They just need someone to tell them that, and be with them until it gets better. That’s what I plan on doing. I fell in love with the Lord when I was in college. FOCUS gives me an opportunity to help others fall in love with him too.
When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.