Today on the podcast, Jen and I connected with a friend, Amy Noelck, working in India as a humanitarian with some great non profits, doing a variety of projects, including working with and teaching music to orphans, really impacting lives on a personal level. We know you’ll really enjoy today’s talk…
In this podcast episode of PROJECT: Faith Journey we are talking with author, blogger, pastor and missionary Kenneth A. Camp (@kennethacamp). Found on the web at KennethACamp.com, he speaks to what it means to live a missional-llifestyle, something I think of as a life walked out, finding our purpose in serving others. Along with his wife, often Kenneth is talking about how he has found purpose in walking out servant leadership through missions and caring for those in need found in the foster care system.
This episode is a continuation of our last episode when we talked with Josh’s brother, Ryan. From middle school in to high school, college and married life, he’s had struggles with addiction, unfortunately mostly revolving around drug habits. It’s amazing how habits can play a role in our lives. Telling Ryan’s story, his battle continued through his married life… His habits began, seeking acceptance from others and not wanting to feel alone. But as it progressed, it became less of something he did occasionally, but something that had control of him.
This is the coming of age story of 2 boys, brothers, both close in age, growing up in the same house… Yet, their childhood wasn’t lived the same — very different in fact. We hope that you’ll listen to this episode. It’s the story of myself, and my brother Ryan, growing up in small town Mississippi. As we got older, one of us found his place in church, while the other didn’t; He found acceptance amongst his peers who weren’t always the best influence…
When did serving God come to being all one-sided and more about formalities, and become something contrary to what the Bible paints: A Creator of the universe made a segway to us, that “while we were still yet sinners…” those who lived out lives living contrarily to how God asked us to live, slapping Him in the face with our wayward living, God made a way through Christ’s death and resurrection to bridge a way to have a personal relationship with us. Along the way, barrier, after barrier, after barrier we place in between us and God, continual new things that we must do to be acceptable and ready to finally be able to approach the Throne of Grace, our loving God. We ourselves then become the boundary…
Just on the heels of the Roseburg, OR college shooting, we take time to ask the question “why does a good and all-powerful God allow bad things to happen?”
Abortion is, more than not, a self-centered mindset of “what’s good for me is best” — not a selfless will to give another separate life a chance to survive, even if that life is given up to be adopted by another family. Choosing selfishness over life is not love. If you think it is love, and that the choice to be able to take life should always be left up to the individual carrying the child, then your view of love is skewed.
During our recent trip to Budapest, Hungary, we had the opportunity to visit with 2 missions couple to ask them about what it’s like being missionaries overseas. When it comes to ministry work overseas as Americans, there are so many misconceptions about what life is like. During this episode of the podcast, we ask what it’s like raising a family, being away from family in the States, and what ministry in general is like. PLUS, since we were in Budapest during the European Refugee Crisis, we had the opportunity to minister alongside Hungarian Nationals to families, handing out food and blankets, and be part of ministering to families fleeing a war-torn nation in search of peace for their families.
We hope that you will listen to and enjoy this preview of next week’s episode. We recently took a trip to visit overseas missionaries in Budapest, Hungary, while getting a sliver of a firsthand look at the current refugee crisis.
For new life and growth to happen, literally seeds have to separate from the plant and die. And in that dying of self is where God allows supernatural life to happen — but that only occurs in the right season and at the right time and right conditions. Outside of those circumstances when the seed is brought before it’s time, it will not thrive. It only succeeds when allowed to in the conditions God ordained, not what we force otherwise. What opportunities is God showing you?