I’m sitting here in Exeter, NSW, the town that has been my home for the past eight years, on Monday the 19th of January. This time in three weeks, I will be on a plane to Chiang Mai, Thailand, to a place where LOVE is changing the lives of children living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS.
My History with Agape
I first visited Agape over Christmas of 2013, staying with some close friends who had moved to Agape for 18 months. It was incredible! I had been instantly blessed with new friends and brothers and sisters who I could celebrate Jesus with. I stood amazed as I watched one hundred kids open sacks of presents. Excited kids ran to show me what they had just received!
I was so encouraged to see what God was doing at Agape that I couldn’t help but return a few months later with Team Love from Australia in April ’14. For another week I delved into life at Agape and saw Jesus work miracles in those there – and those on our team. Agape is incredible.
My Future with Agape
Ever since I decided to follow Jesus, I wanted to be a missionary overseas. Hence, when I was talking to God about our first long-term effort, Agape was the first place He brought to mind. I love the kids, the other volunteers, and the staff at Agape. It is SO exciting to return yet again on the 9th of February to be a part of what Jesus is doing at Agape.
The plan at this stage is to be there for approximately three and a half months, but you never know what God has up His sleeve, right? The main thing I would love to accomplish is to see everyone at Agape radically encounter the love of Jesus. I also hope to partner alongside the teenagers at Agape to encourage them into their God-designed destiny. Lastly, I hope to help the team at Agape to further the Gospel in the hill tribe villages surrounding the city through Project Lek.
I’m excited, nervous and full of joy, for giving up your life for the One who gave up His is worth it all!
Please Walk With Me
What would you the reader like to hear about while I’m at Agape? I really want to know. Please leave a comment. Thank YOU!