“Commitment to Christ moves people out of their comfort zones…”
Today’s #ThoughtofThanks is a little different. Rather than featuring something I am thankful for in my personal life (haven’t you had enough of that already?!) I’ll be featuring a friend, a sister in Christ & sorority, who has taken a giant leap of faith to answer the calling God placed on her heart.
To all of our brothers & sisters in Christ who are living courageously, boldly, & spreading God’s name to the ends of the Earth I say: Thank you. Thank you for dedicating your life, comfort, & personal dreams to follow Jesus & proclaim His glory even in the midst of danger. I am surely thankful for you.
Meet Erin Waggoner.
Erin is a 23-year-old graduate of Western Kentucky University who loves people, the great outdoors, and of course, Jesus. Since college graduation Erin’s heart has undergone great transformation as she has truly discovered, “What it means to be the hands & feet of Christ. It has definitely changed my perspective on life. I love to share His word, but most of all, show His love.”
God is doing HUGE things in Erin’s life as He recently provided her the opportunity of a lifetime…
“I guess it’s time I announce my big news — I WILL BE SERVING ON THE APRIL 2016 WORLD RACE TOUR! The World Race is a mission-based organization that sends missionaries to 11 COUNTRIES IN 11 MONTHS! The specific route that I’m going on will send me to what we call the “10/40 Window”, or the most unreached areas of the world, to preach the Gospel, plant churches, work with orphanages, minister to women and children who are victims of human trafficking, and help with the refugee crisis. My team’s goal is to bring HOPE, through God’s love, to many tribes and nations who have never heard the name of Jesus before. I will have many challenges and obstacles over the next 11+ months, one of which being financial support. Help support my journey by FOLLOWING & SHARING my blog, but most importantly praying for me and my team. I’m so excited to see how God is going to use me & work through me!
To learn more about my story click on the “About Me” section of my website.
To donate to my mission click on the “Support Me!” section of my website.”
This is where YOU come in… Please follow that link and head over to Erin’s site. Read her redemption story, commit to praying for her, &/or pledge to support her through one of the many fun & creative “FUNraising” ideas she has implemented. On this Monday, if you’re planning to share a #ThoughtofThanks could you share this post instead? I know I’m not the only one truly grateful for the missionaries, disciples, & everyday people who are fighting tooth & nail to bring our Great GOD ALL the Glory! Erin is trusting God to lead her to the support she needs to make this mission a reality. I am praying this post will be read, shared, & open the doors she needs!
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 NLT
Thank you always for reading & sharing! Don’t forget to use the tags #SWB #ThoughtofThanks with your posts of gratitude!