MEET BRAD FARABEE: he followed the call to go and serve and found his heart broken for the lost.
What led you to serve in East Asia?
Every story has a beginning, so my story for serving in East Asia began in the summer of 2019 where I served on a team from my church in Costa Rica. Being there broke my heart for the lost. After I got back, I had a few people casually mention East Asia and mission opportunities there. After praying for months, I felt prepared to go and serve.
How did you serve while you were there?
Sadly, I cannot explain everything that I did while I was there, but I was able to share with others and also was able to show love to the people groups there. We served others by trying to learn their language and culture to better explain ours.
What have you learned about yourself through this step of faith?
I really figured out how little I thought of God as sufficient. When you're on the field, no matter what country you are in, you have to see God as sufficient to take care of fears, doubts, and persecution. Also, having people back home constantly praying for you is so encouraging!
How do you hope your mission trip will inspire others?
I want people to see that you don't have to be someone "perfect" or "great" to go out on mission. It just takes a broken heart for the lost and a willingness to be like Isaiah and say "Here I am! Send me." Isaiah 6:8.
What's one thing you wish everyone knew about serving internationally?
The first question I get asked now is, "What should I do to prepare to go?" This is the question that holds people back. They don't think that they're prepared to go! What if I told you that the only preparation is what we should be doing as Christians anyways? Staying in communication with God through prayer and daily diving into God's word are the only things that can truly prepare you for the ministry God has in store for you. Of course, there are training programs required for safety, but the only preparations for the spiritual work God has planned for you are just living your life how the Bible describes a Christian life to look like.
CONNECT WITH BRAD: