Now, eight years later, I regularly interact with college students who are hesitant to take the next step. I could not have predicted that two years at Black Forest Academy would turn into five, or that I'd now have a State-side role impacting the next wave of TeachBeyond missionaries!
I often share with applicants that my experience was not one of dramatic revelation, but rather a series of small steps of obedience - to apply, to go, to stay at BFA, and to return. The same willingness has led me to say "yes" to a new opportunity.
Growth in TeachBeyond has increased the responsibilities of my supervisor, who is currently doing two jobs. As he moves fully into the role of Global Director of Advancement, I'm excited to announce that I will be the new U.S. Director of Mobilization beginning February 1!
Practically, my day-to-day work will remain similar to what I do now, but with more leadership over the department and added responsibility for the recruiting, equipping, and sending of new TeachBeyond missionaries. While I know I have a lot to learn, I'm excited to brainstorm ideas, collaborate with my teammates, and grow our mobilization efforts.
The words I wrote in my very first blog post seem remarkably relevant eight years later:
"While there are many unknowns ahead, I am relying fully on the Great Provider! In each of these steps, it's clear to see that God has been guiding me in this journey. I have no doubt that He will continue to lead, and I will keep pursuing His will for my life. The journey is only beginning..." [March 30, 2010]Thank you for your continued prayers and support as I step into this new opportunity with TeachBeyond!
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