Would you ever consider raising support to live as a missionary? Johanna asked me this question nearly 3 years ago and my answer at the time was an emphatic no. Since then God has done significant work in my life regarding my view on finances and I stand today at the precipice of a major career change that will place me in just that kind of lifestyle; living as a support raised missionary to the music industry.
So what changed? It began with my participation in a leadership mentoring group through an organization called CRM. This group put me in direct contact with people that are living a support raised life and helped me discover a new sense of direction and calling. Ultimately I found myself pointed towards getting involved with RYFO where I have volunteered for a year and a half. My involvement with CRM and RYFO have adjusted my perspective on life as a missionary and brought me to a place of true confidence that God is calling me into this type of lifestyle.
This season of transition has proven to be a process requiring a lot of patience! Daily I’m torn between my current job and my volunteer role with RYFO which is where my creativity and passions truly come alive. There’s no way of predicting how long it will take to develop the base of support that enables me to dedicate my full attention to RYFO. So in the meantime, as this process plays itself out, I’m learning to thrive despite the feeling of division I wrestle with each day. I’m driven by the confidence of God’s leading and the passion I feel for the work we are doing within RYFO.
Until next time…
For more details on my story you can watch the video Johanna and I made about this season of transition.