I grew up in a great christian family and in a bible believing church. However, growing up in this environment did not earn me my salvation. At the age of 7, I realized that I was lost and on my way to hell. I went down to the altar where I repented of my sins and trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior.
When I was in high school all I wanted to do was just play sports, my senior year I remember asking myself; “What am I going to do with my life?”. This is when I began to question God’s will for my life and wondered what the next step was. I later decided to go to Reinhardt University, but had the wrong motives. I went to play football. While playing in a football game one day I got injured, I tore my labrum in my shoulder and that meant that I had to have surgery. The surgery took place during my college Christmas break after the football season. While recovering I was back at my parent’s house and attending my home church.
During a service, I met a missionary by the name of Brendon Wung who was there presenting his ministry. After the service, he spoke to my brother and I about the Our Generation Camp. At the time I thought that the camp would be just like any other camp, but little did I know that it would change my life forever. After recovering from my surgery and returning for my second semester of college I continued to search for God’s will in my life. During my second semester of college I attended a great baptist church that encouraged me to live my life for God. In this second semester I finally decided to do something for God and decided to live my life for Him and not just for myself. I ended up withdrawing from Reinhardt University and was still considering God’s will for my life. I then began the process to join the National Guard because I thought this was what God wanted me to do. But around this time it was time to go to the Our Generation Camp.
While at the camp, I realized that it was not God’s plan to join the military, but my plan alone. I had been blinded by what I wanted to do long enough and finally saw it face to face at the camp that God had been calling me to serve Him as a missionary. Then I went to get training at the Our Generation Training Center for 3 years and afterwards spent 6 months in Bolivia as a missionary intern with Veteran Missionary Kevin White. During my internship, God burdened my heart for the lost people of Bolivia and I am now on my way back as a church planting missionary!