Nathan Sterner

Nathan will be returning to Ukraine to help deliver humanitarian aid to those in need

Nathan Sterner

Missionary to Ukraine

I accepted Jesus into my heart at a young age and since then I’ve grown up searching to know and serve Him more. My life has not always been easy, but I wouldn’t still be here if it weren’t for my faith in Him. In the past I’ve lived with Jesus at my side, instead of living at the side of Jesus; going wherever He goes. I’ve decided to stop building sandcastles in my life that only wash away and start living completely for Jesus. Trusting that He will not only provide everything I need, but all that He has prepared beforehand for my life.

I don’t have much experience, but I have my health, my hands, my feet, my sight, a tongue that speaks, and a heart to serve Jesus. That’s much more than some are blessed with and I wish to give it all back to Him in whatever way I can. I don’t have anything else worthy to give the One who died to save me.  “The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”” Exodus‬ ‭4‬:‭11‬-‭12‬ NIV.

I’ve learned a lot of things during my time serving on the drive team delivering food in Ukraine, but these are just a few. Firstly, that wherever there is a believer in Jesus there is a family that loves you, and a place to call home. Secondly, Love is a reflection of God’s affection towards us, one that we can never earn no matter what we do, and we also are called to Love others in the same way. Finally, there is nothing we are unqualified or unprepared to do that God won’t equip us with to fulfill His work.

I will be returning to Ukraine to drive vehicles and help with the delivery of humanitarian aid to people that have lost everything due to the current war. I’m grateful to be a part of A Jesus Mission, giving me the opportunity to go wherever God is calling me to go, helping in whatever way possible. As the world becomes more chaotic I want to share the light and hope of Jesus  these dark times.

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