Glimpse – Ivan*By Jason Gupta | January 15th, 2014 | Category: Purpose | 1 Comment »
Ivan came into my office the other day and said he needed some counseling. It was a bit of a surprise, since I don’t know him very well and he isn’t a student in the missions program, which is my main focus.
But as he began to speak, I understood. Ivan has successfully planted a church in the area and has been planning to start over with a new church plant when he graduates this spring. But God has been speaking to him ever since he took a missions class from me earlier this fall.
In the class I cast a vision for Ukrainians to reach beyond their own borders. We believe that Ukrainians have the potential to make a real impact in this part of the world and have opportunities that outsiders like us Americans don’t.
Ivan has caught the vision. As a result, he and his family have been discussing the possibility of going to a neighboring country that has even greater needs and fewer workers. He wanted me to help him wrestle through the decision-making process.
*Name has been changed for confidentiality.