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30 Years of Ministry

  It’s been 30 years since we started Adventures in Missions. Our kids were still babies. Starting something from nothing was a pretty big risk. Why not take a safer route? Well, my life had been changed by short-term mission experiences like the ones that Jesus sent His disciples on…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes

 

It’s been 30 years since we started Adventures in Missions. Our kids were still babies. Starting something from nothing was a pretty big risk. Why not take a safer route?

Well, my life had been changed by short-term mission experiences like the ones that Jesus sent His disciples on. I knew their power and felt God calling me to give young people a similar opportunity.

Those were difficult days. Working out of the garage and raising support gave me a sense of desperation – this had to work, God had to show up! We had no other options. I was working without a net and it was scary.

The years have flown by and God has changed so many lives through AIM. Johnfrank and our video team just put together a video where I look back on all 30 years and what it meant. I found it moving and humbling. If you’ve followed our ministry, I think you’ll enjoy it.

Comments (6)

  • Awesome! Loved the video so inspirational keep it simple God is in control! Adventures has changed our family in a radical way as well… I Think Jesus was a Rebel!

  • Cannot believe 30 years. Seems like yesterday we were all sitting in your garage licking stamps to send out your first newsletter. God is good and the fruits are evident in the lives you have touched. Our entire family have been Blessed as we watched and experienced God bless this Adventures In Missions.

  • Congratulations! I remember the genesis of this amazing organization and the desperate faith it took to not only start it, but the stretching of your faith to recognize Holy Spirit was alive and well and could do more than you could dare to ask, think, dream or imagine. It “cost” you to risk your “safe faith,” but you were hungry for the truth and went after it. I think that ethos is one of the foundational cornerstones upon which Adventures in Missions is built on.

    I also think the forgiveness you had to choose to offer those who had wronged you is another foundational cornerstone that has allowed AIM to grow in strength and stability and influence.

    And I believe your willingness to partner with others and not be focused on building your own Kingdom, but joining with others who were also concerned with building the Kingdom of God, that too is another cornerstone.

    Furthermore, your decision to build others up and believe the best in them and invest energy and encouragement into their lives, even if they weren’t with AIM, that too is undoubtedly another “blessed” cornerstone. I believe Holy Spirit deemed it an important building block upon which along with the previously mentioned cornerstones, He could create a stable influential ministry to advance His Kingdom that would not crumble or fall.

    The verse God gives me for you, AIM and this occasion is simply, yet profoundly, this:

    “From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.” Psalm 113:3

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I'm motivated to join God in his global reclamation project. He's on the move, setting his sons and daughters free from their places of captivity. And he's partnering with those of us who have been freed to go and free others.



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