Mission Possible News
Purpose Is Why I Do What I Do
- Written by Scott Hescht
Ever since my call to ministry, I have been seeking ways to put all of the pieces together. I desire more than anything for my life to count for the glory of God and tend to see God working in the finer details in order to make that happen. Why had God made the arts such a prominent part of my life? Why did He all of a sudden gift me with several pastoral passions such as teaching, preaching, reading, writing and a heart to serve other people?
I sat with Pastor Timothy Vowell over lunch and he began to elaborate on a new project he was building in Zambia Africa to meet the need of thousands of orphans suffering in the third world country. We had recently been introduced to one another through my pastor on a recent visit Timothy made to speak at our church. As our conversation continued, he also described some of the leadership conferences that RFC would be holding in countries like Zambia and Nicaragua. He wanted me to design the graphic media for these wonderful programs. Over time, Timothy eventually asked my wife and I to sit on RFC’s board and this would be the basis of my relationship with RFC for the next five years.
After a job at a sign shop came to an end after five years, I looked to my friend Timothy for possible part time work and began serving RFC in whatever ways I could. I found myself designing all of our promotional materials, maintaining and collaborating with others on our ministry website, designing and writing for our regular newsletters, writing and designing a missions bible study, meeting with others to encourage and empower them to fulfill their purpose, serving on the missions field and enabling others to do the same. Little did I realize that I was using all of the gifts and talents that God had given me. God would soon turn RFC into a full time position and that is where I find myself a year and a half later; serving a ministry that has God’s kingdom at the forefront of its purpose.
So why do I do what I do? It’s not about the money, I can tell you that for certain. I’d be looking to work for an advertising agency, which was once a dream, were that the case. It’s not about the attention, though it does feel good when one recognizes the work you do. For the most part however ministry isn’t a highly praised field because it serves a God that many don’t believe in, and unless you are a Joel Osteen type, it doesn’t provide a lot of status, money and security.
So why do I love Relationships for Christ Ministries? Purpose. That’s it. Purpose. I believe that finding God’s heart is our purpose. God’s heart is that we love and glorify Him and one of the chief ways we do that is by loving and serving other people. Purpose. That’s what RFC is all about, so much so that it is written in our ministry’s name. From reaching across the ocean to a less fortunate country in Africa to ministering to those in our own back yard, I believe that RFC is a ministry after God’s own heart. That’s a rock I can stand or fall on.
God has prepared me, and you too, to fulfill His purpose in the world. It is the very reason that each of us exists and RFC has been a God glorifying avenue for me to do so. For that I am extremely grateful.