Jacob Brockman – Project Uganda
I grew up in a nominally Christian home, where my parents were outwardly religious, but we never had true life. During my senior year of high school, my mother began getting heavily involved in politics, through which she met a Baptist pastor of a local church who guided her through the Gospel. Shortly after, God graciously delivered me from the domain of darkness and transferred me to the kingdom of His beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
Though it has taken me a while from that point in 2010 to determine what God has gifted me to do (and I still am not terribly confident about it!), He has given me both a passion and (it seems) a gift for teaching, and I would like to develop that gift through my internship this coming summer in Uganda. God has blessed me with a church family who loves doctrine and Scripture, and a school in which I can learn His Word more fully in order to strengthen not only my own faith, but hopefully those around me as well.
My hope for the future is to go overseas and be involved in some kind of church planting ministry in Europe, where much of the church seems to be struggling. My education at Moody Bible Institute, as well as this upcoming internship will be invaluable experiences for my future ministry aspirations. This summer, I hope to learn how better to do cross-cultural ministry, as well as begin to build a network of people with whom I can have beneficial interaction. Along with this, of course, I hope to encourage and challenge those whom I will be teaching.
I look forward to this opportunity to be immersed in another culture, and I know that God will use it in powerful ways in my life, just as I hope to be the aroma of Christ to those around me.