At church, in addition to my participation in the worship services, I volunteered at our church’s soup kitchen, medical camps and elementary school for underprivileged children. These experiences opened my eyes to the deprivation of love and care in the world and a dire need of God’s grace for people at large so they could receive forgiveness, healing and restoration in their lives.
In a time of suffering and injustice it would take self sacrifice, courage and determination to be truly free. In early May, 1963, Birmingham, Alabama was one of the most racist cities in the United States. With Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Rev. James Bevel's idea and the many brave children to go through with it, that would change quickly. During the time of the Civil Rights Movement, Children's Crusade would be a "pivotal event in the movement." States Kim Gilmore in Birmingham Children's Crusade of 1963. It opened peoples' eyes and inspired others to fight against the cruelty of segregation in the South,
Before hearing about the need in different parts of our world, I never considered going on a mission trip. Last summer during show choir camp, our choreographer told us about a charity called Thirst Project. Thirst Project is an organization that builds wells in Africa so the citizens can have clean drinking water. Knowing that there are people out there drinking brown, gunky water filled with animal feces breaks my heart, because there are steps that we can all take to help solve that problem. For me, one of those steps is going on a mission trip. If I could help even one person live a higher quality life, I will be satisfied, knowing that I have made a purpose to my life. Another time that my eyes were opened was this summer. One of my friends went on a mission trip to Haiti with her church, and seeing pictures from their trip moved me to have an even stronger desire to go on one myself. Both the children in Haiti and the people serving them were both so joyful,
The Children's Crusade is probably the most unusual event that has happened in England. The Children's Crusade happened in 1212. This Crusade was initiated separately by two boys, each of them claimed to have seen vision by Jesus. This event was unusual because teenagers were fighting against Muslims in the Holy Land. The Crusade happened between Easter and Pentecost of 1212 (in Steven Kries). The Catholic Church wanted teenagers to go to war with the Muslims in the crusades. The Children’s Crusade is not as bad as it sounds. Instead, this was a movement of medieval young people beguiled by the Catholic Church (in Steven Kries). There were thousands of orphans who had no place to go, and no one to care for them. Some parents didn't allow their
Since I was twelve, I have been attending a Christian summer camp near my house. One year, we did not have the finances to send me as a camper, so I applied to be a worker. When I went, I was put in a cabin with ten little girls. I had never done anything like it before. Working with kids was a totally new aspect to me. One of the kids came up to me and told me they were really glad I signed up to be a counselor because I made camp fun for them. As the week went on, I realized I love being an influence to children. From that moment, I realized I wanted to become a teacher for either theatre or music, the two things I am best at. I want to teach children how to do the thing that makes me smile the most. I want to be in a moment were another
I believe that Catholic schools have had a profound impact on our nation. They have helped form and educate intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically. They have created civically-engaged and well-informed patriotic citizens. They have developed leaders who make decisions guided by a moral lens and who build community through inclusion and dialogue. Catholic schools produce and will continue to produce graduates of such standing. I believe that the best days for Catholic Schools are still ahead.
William Booth, a famous Salvation Army activist, once said, “I’ll fight” (Communications Bureau, 2007). He said, “I’ll fight while little children go hungry… I’ll fight while there remains one dark soul without the light of God” (Communications Bureau, 2007). He will fight, and so should you. There are endless things in Africa that are in need of help, and they cannot all be changed by one person. Being a missionary isn’t just about the things that will be seen, but about the places and people that need help. Preparation for this new life includes setting up resources, obtaining funding for your trips, and securing the location where a difference can be made. Young aspiring missionaries should know that although a nursing major will help
I use the missionary leadership style to develop my team and others. This style has been chosen by me due to my concern for others and their growth and development. This style of leadership is used by leaders who are goal-directed and aspire to guide and develop others with a meaningful purpose and a strong personal belief (Taylor, 2016). Interestingly, the concern for missionaries is to effectively develop mentees in a manner that will have a positive impact in their lives.
As human beings we are naturally introduced to a natural family, every Christian is naturally introduced to God's spiritual family. God is the Father of all his children. In the church we are like a neighborhood and in our neighborhood church, we have fathers, moms, more established and more youthful kin, and new infants being conceived in our spiritual family. We get benefits as relatives, however we likewise have responsibilities.This impacts our needs and how we treat each other. We have a similar respect and responsibility and love for our heavenly families as we improve the situation our own families. We would prefer just not to get together once per week—we need to confer our lives to each other.
Understanding standards of missionary work allowed my life to be changed in an abundance of ways. Travel, education, finances and manpower together make up the work of missionaries around the globe. I realize it took those missionaries in the Old Testament to pass the baton to the New Testament as we know it now. I found out that being a missionary doing as (2 Timothy 2:15 instruct me to; Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of
In my life, there have been many ups and downs. Sometimes it feels like that are more downs than ups, but when you have a wonderful family and an incredible love for the Gospel, you can tend to find the light in the darkest of darks. Ever since I was a teenager, I have had a burning desire for ministry. I became a worship leader at my church at the age of 15, and at the age of 18 I moved from a small town in Ohio to Colorado Springs to attend the New Life School of Worship by the guiding of the Holy Spirit. There, I would not only attain some of the most influential knowledge of music and ministry, I also met the woman who would soon become my loving, beautiful wife. From there, we have experienced many heartaches and many triumphs, but we have been led and guided by the Holy Spirit to further my education, so we can be more influential in the expansion of the Kingdom of God.
Missions has always been, and continues to be, a cornerstone of my passion to serve. As I continue to look for the most impactful ways to support the causes that are most important to my ministry, I will take into account how to unify by second passion dear to my heart, children and youth with my desire to serve through mission. Missions is a service concerned with providing saving decrees to God’s living children in our communities and throughout the world. It is a service that goes beyond the four walls of the church. I envision, from this stewardship effort, I can create a space for youth to transform their community, city, state and the world through mission. A world where young people are able to engage, embrace, and promote a prospering life that supports those they encounter through their service of mission.