Being a senior in high school, pretty much everyone asks me where I want to go to college. I’ve known for a while now that I want to go to a missions school, and that usually makes people ask even more questions.
I went to a conference a couple months ago, and a friend of mine started asking me where I wanted to college and what I wanted to study. When I told him that I wanted to be a missionary he asked me a really interesting question. He asked me why I wanted to be a missionary. Right of the top of my head, I said, “So I can spread the gospel.” But then he clarified his question a little more. He wanted to know why I wanted to share the gospel.
At the time, I really didn’t have a good answer for him. That doesn’t mean, however, that I stopped thinking about it. I spent a good couple days trying to figure out why. My conclusion was that I love people. I’ve spent enough time observing other people, and myself, to know that a relationship with Christ will change your life for the better, and forever. I wanted to go through life showing people the love I’ve felt from Christ, and showing them how they can have a relationship with Him.