Bounding Beyond Fear to Faithfulness

Gary Haugen is the founder of International Justice Mission, an international Christian organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. He shares of the fear he felt in leaving his job to start IJM. “I finally had to make a decision to abandon my career at the U.S. Department of Justice to become the first employee of a not-for-profit organization that didn’t yet actually exist… I sensed God inviting me to an extraordinary adventure of service, but deep inside I was afraid of looking like a fool and a loser. This was actually very helpful to see, because it helped me get past it. When I am [older], do I really want to look back and say, Yeah, I sensed that God was calling me to lead a movement to bring rescue to people who desperately need an advocate in the world, but I was afraid of getting embarrassed and so I never even tried?”

In worship this week, we will look at a passage of scripture that calls us to faithfulness as many in our church family pray and prepare for an exciting week of Vacation Bible School where they will laugh, play, create, and share with children both within our church and from all over the greater San Antonio community. In doing so, our church family invites children and their families to move beyond fear to faithfulness!