Sarah has grown up in missions ministry all her life but never thought that she, like her parents, would be called to serve the Lord in the far corners of the Earth.
“My parents have actually been serving overseas for 32 years,” Sarah said. “I grew up on the field, and I always knew that was a possibility to serve overseas, but I just didn’t know for sure what that would mean for me.”
God molded and shaped Sarah’s heart in such a way that she began to long for the things God wanted for her. God used everyday circumstances and situations to guide Sarah to find her passion in life: serving others as Christ served us.
“Through various things, I just kept feeling like I wasn’t supposed to have a normal job, and I just felt like the Lord made me for something different,” Sarah stated. “When I finished college, I considered the Journeyman program, because all my life I had loved Journeymen I knew.”
Although we may find at times that following God is not easy, for Sarah, doubts were diminished when she chose to trust God fully. Little did Sarah know that she would dedicate her life to serving God through the Journeyman program.
“Through 2012 and 2013, I became a Journeyman,” she said.
Because of the faith Sarah has in God, God allowed for Sarah to become a witness for Christ in Central Asia.
“The journey to central Asia was just a whirlwind,” she recalled. “I don’t know how to explain it except I was just drawn to that area. He made it clear that I was supposed to return, and I felt like I was supposed to return as soon as possible, and so I’m going back to my same team.”
Since then, Sarah observed that she has been a part of a tremendous movement that has done incredible works for the Lord and His people in Central Asia: “We have a community center that we started … [and] through that we are able to do various programs like English.”
Sarah would love for others to get involved by consider whether missions might be a calling as it was for her.
Even if not called to go overseas, Sarah and the team’s efforts may be supported by praying continually that the Journeymen will keep their hearts focused on God and to be full of energy to do God’s works.
“I invite you, if the Lord is tugging on your heart for Central Asia or anywhere in the world, to just go,” Sarah declared. “We need you. We need your prayer. … Honestly, usually people are pretty stressed out, and so you can just always pray that we will rest in the Lord and remember that it is all on His shoulders.”