David and Amy Lancaster

Everything else is worthless compared to the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.

Philippians 3:8

I never imagined that it would have happened this way. Back in 2000 Amy and I were the leaders for a church mission trip to Tunisia. I went and checked that off of my list.

The next year we were asked to lead a trip to Egypt. Going on two trips in two years was a big thing for me and I prayed … and worried. One day I was praying for direction at a revival service in a Baptist church and the Holy Spirit covered me so completely that I got weak and fell to the ground.

While I was laying there, He spoke something very deep to my spirit:

1. You will take thousands of people to the mission field.

2. The people who go with you – I will pay for it.

From that calling to take people, We Will Go was born.

I thought a mission trip was always overseas but God has taught me that sometimes it’s right where you live. It is meeting people and making relationships and through those relationships asking them to follow Christ.

I was thinking we would sell everything and move to Africa. His plan was different: I would sell everything, move to Jackson, and still take people to Africa, Peru, and anywhere He wanted me to go.

Someone asked me once if I had seen anyone changed by this ministry. I said, yes, that it had changed me. My hope for you is that you let God change you. Yes, He can and will use you to change those around you, but He is so interested in you. If you really want to do all that He has for you, it might not look like what you thought to begin with. Be open to Him and go. Even if it is downtown Jackson.

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” - Isaiah 6:8