Me, a missionary?
I’ve been a pastor for 20 years. I’ve led several short-term missions trips. I’ve encouraged others as they’ve left the local church to follow a call to some far off mission field. It has been very satisfying and fulfilling to lead a church that is so missions minded.
Then God called me and my family. It was an unanticipated, radical call to a place I’d never heard of and the type of ministry I’ve never considered – a girls’ home. In May of 2011, we moved to Arequipa, Peru, to serve at the Torre Fuerte home for girls. My wife and I work with the girls there, helping to guide them in their spiritual growth and discipleship. We enjoy our work here, which is direct and personal rather than administrative. We are involved in the lives of these children, guiding, teaching, playing, and even parenting to some degree.
I’ll be sharing our story, and progress toward fulfilling the call, in our adventures in Peru. I’m glad to have you along.