I messed up. I didn’t do my homework. Missions training homework, that is. I’m officially graduated from high school, so homework is (mostly) a distant memory right now. Anyways, I need to apologize to all of you. The homework I didn’t do was a book on fundraising GFM (Global Frontier Missions) requested we complete before classes begin in August. Technically, I will have it done by then since I’m almost done now. But I really should’ve read the thing back in February when I was notified.
I figured I knew a lot about fundraising. I’ve been going on missions trips for years and have mailed out over a hundred letters across the country, not to mention keeping folks updated through this blog. I should just focus on fundraising first and read the book later, I reasoned. Boy was I wrong.
So that’s why I need to apologize. Through the reading of this book (The God Ask by Steve Shadrach), I’ve learned a lot about how to faithfully and biblically approach the amazing opportunity of partnership that I once considered simply a “necessary evil” that was little more than a prerequisite to doing all the important stuff.
I should have been more faithful in keeping you connected through this blog. I should have met with you and personally shared my purpose and passion for this ministry. I would still love to do that with anyone who wants to know more about what I’m doing. If anyone would like to meet with me, my email is the best way to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll also be posting on this blog more frequently, especially as move-in day gets nearer and nearer. There are still preparations to be made and support to be raised, so these next several weeks will certainly be busy ones.
Again, I want to apologize for my lack of enthusiasm in maintaining contact with all the people who have been so faithful in supporting me throughout the years. I will strive to do better and keep you in the loop with all the amazing experiences that are sure to come while ministering to the lost in Atlanta. I’m young and still learning, but I promise to move forward with a mind eager to learn and grow.