Mission Interviews #2: Terrell Culbreth and David Pettis Jr.

I have enjoyed getting to know these incredible guys from New Life–and I’ve enjoyed time with “my” son-in-law.  That’s what Jeff calls him–David is a blessing to our family in so many ways!

First we bring Terrell Culbreth to the microphone (just a little bloggity humor 🙂 )

Terrell Culbreth:

How did you feel in preparing for this trip?

Nervous and a little scared.
What was the first thing that made an impact on you?

Sunday night church service.  Brandon, Chase and myself went together.  Brandon preached, and what made the impact on me was how the people responded to the Spirit of the LORD.  I felt it!

What have you experienced that has been life changing for you?

All the stuff we/I have at home doesn’t really matter.  I’m thankful for it, but you don’t need it to be happy and to have love.

Do you feel God targeting any area of your life through this trip?
I don’t think it was any one area, just life all together.

 

What is the best or worst think so far?

The best thing was Sunday night service.  The worst thing was FLYING.

What would you say to someone undecided about missions trips?

Try it one time.  It will change how you think and feel about so many different things.

How has this affected your perception of a missionary?
Greater respect and very thankful for them!
How do you apply the Great Commission in your life?

Go on a mission trip when I can, away and at home.  The way I try to carry myself when at work or at home.

Would you go again?

YES.
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Again, I would like to say that I have enjoyed meeting these guys –and have seen such a love for the LORD and for others in them.  It has truly blessed our hearts!

This next young man at the mic is David…a.k.a. “Davie boy” to us–our son-in-law.  More like a son.  We love him dearly.  Thanks David for opening  your heart to ALL that God has–we believe God has so many more things in store for you as you continue on this dedicated path!

David Pettis:

How did you feel in preparing for this trip?

Excited.  Humbled. Ready.

What was the first thing that made an impact on you?
The sincere desire of others to serve God.
What have you experienced that has been life changing for you?

Being satisfied with what I have.
Do you feel God targeting any area of your life through this trip?

I feel God is preparing me for missions work.  I feel that God will use me at home and in foreign missions.

What is the best or worst thing so far?

Getting to learn about and minister in a part of the world I have never thought I would go.  The worst thing…riding their dirt roads for an hour to get to the place to work.
What would you say to someone undecided about missions trips?

Just go one time.  You will go back.

How has this affected your perception of a missionary?

I never realized the hard work and dedication it takes to do it.
How do you apply the Great Commission in your life?

In my passt and present jobs, I talk to a lot of people.   I am able to share in some situations but a lot of times I just have to be a light for people to see.
Would you go again?

Absolutely.

Thank you David and Terrell.  Today has been “full”.  Full of work, smiles, and more tears than you can imagine.  The joy of the LORD abounded all around.  From the oldest person there, to the youngest.  God’s presence was and is so real–and evident to each heart.

There are several more interviews to share–but I am going to make them last a few more days.  Stayed tuned in to know more about the “mission” experience.  I cannot begin to describe the emotion felt today by “everyone”.  The church service tonight will linger in our hearts forever!

Some significant things happened today–and we will share.  But not tonight.  (It’s after midnight…and this missionary is tired.)

(Let’s do this again tomorrow)

© The Knightly News 2007-2011


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