Joanthan serves in Anacortes, Washington and on the A Jesus Mission tech team
I got saved in the summer of 2016 from a life of depression, the New Age movement, and a sense of feeling lost. I had a casual upbringing in the church. However, as I read the Word and learned from my pastors, I started to begin truly understanding God’s love through the gospel. As my hunger for God grew, the more I wanted to know Him and how to serve Him.
I have served on a few short term mission trips overseas with Calvary Chapel Whidbey Island and Calvary Fellowship. I thought God was leading me towards long-term missionary work. But the more I travelled, the more I saw how hospitality and support was crucial to mission work; even the mundane parts of everyday life. I sensed God was giving me a heart to serve in a support role instead of an international missionary. So I began to invest in a trade by beginning a Bachelor’s in Software Development in August 2020.
I hoped to use the computer skills that I already had to serve the Lord in some way until I graduate. Through several established relationships within A Jesus Mission, an opportunity arose to help out on the tech side of its operations. Additionally, 2021 is slated to have some new projects that will require some extra work. I’m pleased to dedicate my trade to help support the mission of Jesus with AJM!
Currently, I serve at Evergreen Church in Anacortes, WA as a general volunteer and worship leader. I also work part-time at a local music store.