“By faith Abraham … obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” — Hebrews 11:8
I want to be a man of faith. There are plenty of moments where I wrestle with doubt, unbelief, and wondering how much smaller my faith is than a mustard seed, but at the end of the day, I still want to be a man of faith. In February I will be flying out to Japan in complete faith. For the past several months, God had been highlighting the nation of Japan through the strangest of ways (you can listen to the full story in a recent podcast!). Ultimately it came to a point where I could no longer ignore these “coincidences”, so I said “yes” to whatever God wants. I believe God has something there for me personally, but even more so for what is to come. For Pursuit NYC, for our region, and beyond. But at the end of the day, I feel as though God wanted me to go for no other reason than to go in obedience and faith.
I will be flying on February 2nd with my best friend, Sam Lee, and will be returning February 18th. We will be in Tokyo then Nagoya together before flying to Korea, where I will spend my last few days visiting friends and family. I am not sure what to expect, but believe God will lead as He has up until now. I have no real agenda or need to achieve or accomplish, but am going in faith believing God is asking for simple childlike trust. I want to go as a son and a vessel resting in God’s goodness. I am not hoping to meet God there, but believing I will meet Him in ways like never before. The deep longing of my heart is to know Him more. The question that is burning on my heart is, “God, are You really who You say You are or are You just someone I’ve read about?” If He is indeed the same God of the Bible, of Abraham, Moses, David, Elijah, Peter, Paul, etc., I want to see You in that way. I want to walk with You in that way… And I believe this trip will be part of that journey.
My dream for this trip is that God will supernaturally open doors that only He can open. Doors that even if I knew existed, it would be humanly impossible without divine intervention and leading. As always, we can’t do what we do without you. I would like to invite you into this journey and leap of faith. Would you partner with us in praying for this trip and for us? (Feel free to ask any questions or share prayers with us – you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org) Your prayers make a difference! Thank you for the love, support, and prayers. Can’t wait to go and come back with testimonies from this trip. Follow along on social media and through #PursuitJPN and #PursuitKOR. Much love!