Hello and welcome to Captain’s blog!
Hillside Missions is an organization that trains people for long-term mission work. They run a training program of which I was a participant. As I look back at my time there I realized these five things helped shaped my life
1. Public speaking.
I am not the person to speak in front of people (and still kind of not). But being here helped to gain confidence to speak at gatherings. This is especially relevant when speaking to youth groups about our program and why missions is important to me.
2. Living publicly.
This one may come as a surprise but it’s very much true. When I started Hillside, I wasn’t all that big having my real name vastly public to the World Wide Web. But my director wanted the interns to live publicly so others could be part of this journey of the internship. Today I take that to YouTube where I vlog and make more of my life public so others could have a taste of my experiences. And through YouTube I have met so many awesome people.
3. The importance of community.
Hillside is a community of Love. Love for our neighbors, love for our city, and love for the world. A community whose main focus is on God and sharing the gospel to the places unreached. You couldn’t ask for a better group of people who have one common goal.
4. Conflict resolving.
Our director Kristopher Keating, taught us the best way to deal with conflicts is to approach the person and deal with it one on one. This is the most effective and has worked countless times.
5. The importance of missions.
Before I came to this program is had no clue 43% of the world had no access to a church. Folks that number is staggering! I feel like if a vast majority of western Christians knew about that number, they would be much less hesitant about missions. To be part of an organization that is making a difference in these areas is such a blessing! The harvest is plenty but the workers are few and God needs you!
As I like to say, live long and prosper and may the Lord be with you always!