Check out this week’s edition of Alumni Spotlight, where we catch up with previous interns and staff to see what they’ve been up to. This week we talk with children's minister Jonathan Adams (or as our son affectionately refers to him: Big Jon). Jonathan interned with Go for two years graduating the program in 2011. In 2012 he joined us on staff working in our missions department. Jonathan is one of the most passionate people we know and he is an inspiration to many! We thought it appropriate to make this post today as he celebrates his birthday.
Tell us about what your life looks like right now? Right now i am the Children's minister at Kirk of the Hills in Tulsa, Ok. Loving every moment of it. Im also still doing multiple short term missions trips every year.
Where was your last international adventure? Mongolia
Tell us about what you did there? Had the opportunity to do large VBS's for provinces in the Dornigobi Dessert and various other evangelism projects.
What was the most challenging part of your adventure? Not being around my friends that i have traveled the world with for over 3 years.
What was the most impactful moment of your trip? Seeing hundreds of kids coming to Christ.
What’s the one thing you wish you had brought with you on the trip? SHORTS! I was told it was going to be freezing, so i didnt even think to bring any shorts, and when we got to the dessert it got pretty warm during the day. haha
How did you raise the money for your trip? I was blessed! The church paid for me. So thankful for that.
What advice would you give to someone who is wanting to take a step towards their dreams? Stay passionate at what you love, because when you have passion you have purpose and where there is purpose there is always achievement. Stay humbled by the gift's God has given you and use them to serve his kingdom.
What countries have you visited? Jamaica, Panama 3 times, El Salvador, Haiti 2 times, Cambodia 2 times, Thailand, Hong Kong, Seoul Korea, Mongolia, South Africa
What do you love most about traveling? Experiencing the uncertain, the unknown territory.
Do you have a favorite country? If so, what is it that you like about it? Hard to ever say a favorite but i do have a big heart for Haiti. There is just so much need there, and i just have such a desire to bring hope to that nation, that they will rise again.
Do you have a current project or adventure on the horizon? If so what is it? Yes i am planning a outreach in Haiti with Victory Compassion and other strong leaders in the Tulsa area to hopefully pull off a massive crusade type ministry for children/adults in July of 2013.
What’s the most important life lesson you’ve learned since leaving Go? That nothing is impossible. Always be willing to learn and improve. Stretch yourself beyond comfort, to be the change that you want to see in the world.
Where do you find your inspiration? Through God's Love, Grace, Mercy, Compassion, and Favor that he has given us all.
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