Life Teen Community I Joined His Mission Because… by Christina Mead Long story short… Jesus came to earth, lived, died, rose again, and then ascended into heaven. But before He left He commissioned (Matthew 28:20) His apostles to carry on His mission here on earth. And they did. It’s taken lots of different forms in the last 2000 years and most recently (like 30 some years ago) the movement of Life Teen was started as one of God’s missions here on planet earth. Amazing things have happened through this movement! This year the theme of our Annual Appeal is “His Mission, Our Move” and it got me wondering… why are my fellow co-workers and Life Teen missionaries part of this mission? As a matter of fact… why do I continue on in this ministry? I asked around and wow, their answers were so incredible that I want to share a couple of them with you. Here’s what they said when I asked everyone to finish this sentence: “I joined His mission because….” Spoiler: God won’t give up on anyone. You included. You do! You do! #winning That’s Creole, btw. Did you know we have a mission base in Haiti? Now you do. Artsy Miss Olson repping our design team. Because who else could we entrust a movement this massive to? Mary has been guiding Life Teen since day 1 and never lets us down. What a God… What a God… Nothing. Not even Christmas morning. “I’m going to make them do their homework and look it up…muahaha…” – Mark Hart Seriously, go get your Bible… God’s amazing-perfect-infinite-beautiful-plan > our lame plans. (Fire was figurative in Randy’s case. Not so much in St. Philip Neri’s.) Pro tip: God’s love is way, way better than any human’s love. #typicalLeah #heartexplosionsforever #hearteyeemoji Amanda our Edge Coordinator keepin’ in real. Do you even need more witnesses? #truejoy Novena queen right here. Prayer is what keeps us strong! Yay social media! Yay internet! Yay exclamatory phrases! Who else is now singing that one song in their head right now… “I can not contain it…” Does that look like a face that’s been failed? No. She can tell no lie. Same. And it just keeps going… He just keeps doing amazing things… God’s mission for each of us is better than every superhero story… combined! Are you inspired yet. Because gosh. All the feels. Everything can be used for God’s glory! Abundance! Limitless! All the good things! Oh the truth… He makes ALL things new. Some would also say your beard is a reflection of God’s love. So thank you. Also figurative. Unfortunately we have no missionaries that can walk on water. Yet. Incredible song reference alert… click here to listen. Kinda like Mary. Her little yes was her move to participate in God’s mission. Disclaimer: This is not Macklemore. No ME first. jkjk Lizzie G = #MissionaryGoals Are you ready to make your move to be a part of His mission? Click here for more info.