I am from a small town in East Texas named Eustace, Texas. I love to do extreme sports and pretty much everything that involves danger. I snowboard, wakeboard and skateboard as well as many other sports. My parents live there and own a campground, I was living in Austin, Texas and working at the corporate offices of Apple until I left everything behind to go on the World Race in January 2012.
The World Race blew me away and completely changed my life. I will never be the same again and I can only thank God for radically altering the way I was choosing to live my life. I learned many things on the World Race: how to love, how to serve, how to be a servant leader, what my spiritual gifts are, how I love others and how to communicate effectively.
I was a team leader on the Race for the first 7 months and I learned so much during that time. Since the Race I have been working for Adventures in Missions helping Seth to plan and coordinate Kingdom Journeys.
I really have a passion to have the older generation pour into my life, and that is something that I see will have a huge impact for the Kingdom and for Kingdom Journeys. The men who are going on Kingdom Journeys all bring such a unique skill set and it is how God has designed His body with diverse unity.
My two favorite life verses are these:
Romans 12:1-2 (The Message)
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
Galatians 2:19-21 (The Message)
What actually took place is this: I tried keeping rules and working my head off to please God, and it didn’t work. So I quit being a “law man” so that I could be God’s man. Christ’s life showed me how, and enabled me to do it. I identified myself completely with him. Indeed, I have been crucified with Christ. My ego is no longer central. It is no longer important that I appear righteous before you or have your good opinion, and I am no longer driven to impress God. Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not “mine,” but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not going to go back on that. Is it not clear to you that to go back to that old rule-keeping, peer-pleasing religion would be an abandonment of everything personal and free in my relationship with God? I refuse to do that, to repudiate God’s grace. If a living relationship with God could come by rule-keeping, then Christ died unnecessarily.