It is difficult to put into words how much I have learned and grown since my first mission project with David Stockwell Evangelistic Association in 2008. I still vividly remember the school program where I shared the Gospel for the first time. I was just a twenty-two year old kid who had recently graduated with a degree in physics, and planned to become an electrical engineer. I’ll never forget that moment of panic when I learned at 10:00PM that I would be the main speaker at a school with over 800 students the next morning at 8:00AM due to an overbooking. I’ll also never forget the feeling of absolute peace I quickly experienced when I realized that I was completely incapable of successfully speaking with those students on my own ability, but knowing that God would never call me to do something without giving me the strength to accomplish it. Most of all, I’ll never forget leading more than 700 of those students in the Sinner’s Prayer after sharing the Good News using notes I wrote the night before from a Gospel tract and a few other Bible verses I had memorized.
My understanding of the Bible has deepened, and my experience with public speaking has increased, but I am still well aware that I can accomplish nothing without the power of Christ working through me. I don’t consider myself to be anyone particularly special. I know that I am a worthless sinner who has been saved by grace through faith in my Lord Jesus Christ. I am nothing, but I am willing to be used however God chooses! If you know me at all, I hope that you know my passion in life is to tell as many people as possible how Christ has changed my life, and how He can change any life. And that’s what I intend to keep doing for as long as God allows.
I am amazed and humbled by what God has done in the past, and I couldn't be more excited about what God has in store for Youth Education Strategies in the future. YES has open doors to share the message of Jesus with potentially hundreds of thousands of people in the next few years. Once again, I can’t adequately express how grateful I am for everyone who has prayed for, and supported YES these past few years. Please join me in prayer for wisdom, guidance, and provision as we plan mission projects in Africa and the Philippines. If God has you in a position to help YES financially, any gift will be greatly appreciated, and it will help us share the life-changing message of Jesus Christ with many people. Thanks again, and God bless!