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Listening to God; Becoming a Missionary

Recently Todd Nettleton of interviewed Brother Harold, a missionary who has served the Lord in Central Asia. Read part of their interview below.

Todd Nettleton: If I think God might be moving me in the direction of mission service, overseas gospel work, give me some advice. What are the next steps? How should I think about this? How should I pray about it?

Brother Harold: Definitely be praying about it. Talk to your pastor. Talk to your family members. Say, “I am sensing this [call from God], I am feeling this.”

I challenge people to ask God, “God, am I willing to listen to You if You have something for me overseas?” You might be shocked at the answer. But a lot of times I don’t think people even ask that question, they don’t even consider that. But just take a minute right now and say, “God, are you asking me to consider this?”

Talk to the spiritual people in your life, your spiritual authorities. Go to the Word. Pray about it, and if you still sense God is directing you in this ….What part of the world is God giving you a burden on your heart for? There are organizations that focus specifically on different people groups in different parts of the world.

So there are opportunities out there, but I think the first and foremost thing is to be open with God and be willing to hear what He has to say, and then to talk openly with [family] and your spiritual authority.

(Source: Edited for length and clarity)

To find the complete interview with Brother Harold and a previous interview with him, visit, and enter “Harold” in the search box.


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