|I moved to Madison, Wisconsin from Cedar Rapids, IA in the fall of 2011 for my DTS. Since then, I have known I would do missions for the rest of my life.As we reach and educate the children, they will become the next teachers, government leaders, doctors, etc and be the ones to change our nation and really grow the Kingdom of God.
Mark 10: 13-16 “And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.”
My focus in missions is not only children at risk, but specifically children at risk in South East Asia. In my DTS in 2011/2012 I thought I would be going to Africa for my outreach, but right before we were supposed to leave, everything fell through. I knew in my heart all along, something about the children in South East Asia was drawing my attention.
When I arrived in South East Asia, I had this strong sense of home. I knew I would be investing in this place for the rest of my life.