|Caleb Curtis, Short term missionary to Germany|
Our story is something that is ongoing, shifting directions, and something of which the future is often unclear. Though we sometimes think we have control, it doesn’t take much for us to realize how little control we actually possess. Some people find this incredibly scary. For me, though—because I know that my King and Savior has complete control—I find this lack of control to bring freedom and confidence.
I gave my life to Christ when I was seven years old, and since then God has constantly brought experiences into my life to bring me closer to Him. These things have not always been easy or fun, but there is no other life that I would choose. I have learned both from Scripture and experience that God’s ways are truly higher than mine, and when I see no way, He makes a way. He is good, and His actions towards me are always love.
God has led in my life one step at a time into places and through experiences that I never would have imagined. To the present day, I am now living in Berlin, Germany doing youth ministry. I often do not know what each day holds, and with the uncertainty that comes with living in a foreign country, I certainly do not know what lies months ahead. There is one thing that I am very confident of, though, and it is that I am doing what God has called me to do and I can trust Him for the strength and resources to do it. I will continue here for the sake of the Kingdom as long as He chooses to keep me here—whether that be weeks, months, or years.
The reality is that when I gave my life to Christ, my story became His story. My life is no longer about me but about Jesus Christ. I count it a privilege to serve my almighty King. I serve at His pleasure and whatever He chooses for me is good, and I will choose to trust Him in it. This is freeing, exciting, and fulfilling. This is LIFE.
~ Caleb Curtis
"How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?"
~ Romans 10:14-15