Dear SAMS staff,
Thank you so much for the invitation to be a missionary candidate.
Please consider this letter my formal acceptance to that invitation.
It was a tremendous pleasure to spend time getting to know all of you during the recent Crossroads Conference and I look forward to continuing to develop those relationships in the future. I was overwhelmed by the family atmosphere at the SAMS office. Your support of each other and the SAMS missionaries really shows.
As I shared at the conference, I want to minimize regrets in my life. The last thing I want is to go through my life and wonder what God MIGHT have done through me. Life is just too short for that. In so many ways, I feel like God has strategically positioned me for this moment – strategically positioned me for missionary service. And I believe that He has blessed me with relationships within the Anglican and SAMS communities for a reason. I don’t believe that I am where I am in my life by accident.
Throughout this whole process, all the way from my short-term trip to
I am so excited to go to
Thank you again for the invitation. I accept the invitation with all my heart and I look forward to representing Christ to the community in which God calls me to serve.
I also look forward to discussing next steps with you as I begin my deputation process.
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”
– 1 Timothy 6:17-19