Sarah is preparing to move to the Basque region in Spain with a team of AJM missionaries.
Having not grown up in the church, I came to know the Lord during my freshman year of high school after hearing the gospel at a church youth group that I was invited to by a friend. I fell in love with Jesus, and after walking with Him for about a year I began to sense that He was calling me towards ministry. Although I had no idea what that would mean for me, I knew that I lacked a Biblical foundation, so I began praying about going to Bible college after I graduated. God answered my prayers and brought me to Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta California in Fall 2020, and it was there that God began to grow a passion and desire in my heart towards the mission field. He showed me that the door was open to the Basque Country, where my high school youth pastor and his wife, Jordan and Chelsey Faker, had been called to plant a church and were praying for a team. After seeking the Lord in prayer about this over time, He made it clear that He was calling me to go.
My home church, Calvary Fellowship Gig Harbor, has been connected with the Basque people for the last eight years, hosting students over the summer. Although I have only been able to experience two summers with them, I loved the time that I spent with them and really enjoyed getting to know them. God has given me a heart to continue to build relationships with the Basque people, to show them the love of Christ, and to come alongside the Faker family in their goal to plant a church in the Basque city Bergara, with the hope of one day raising up Basque believers to lead their people.
The call to move to the Basque Country came as a shock to me because it is quite a big step, and I do not have any prior experience with missions work. Although I may be lacking in experience, I trust that the Lord has called me in order to work through me to reach the Basque people. If I’m being honest, I am not confident in my own abilities, but I am confident in the power of God, and that He has called me according to His will to work through me despite my weaknesses as a testimony of His strength and His glory(1 Corinthians 1:27).