Jeremy (Last Name Withheld)
Fusion Alum 2005-2006; North Africa
Current Vocation: Military Intelligence; Arabic Translator, United States Air Force
I have recently completed the Arabic course at DLI. God has blessed me with a love for this language and the ability to perform well in class while keeping up with the military side of the house. I have a 3.9 GPA and was at the top of my class (all glory to God). Aside from military requirements and duties, the school was extremely intense with a very high attrition rate. We studied the language for 7 hours a day and have a few hours of stuff to do every night. The most difficult part was vocab retention. We got a few hundred words a week and twice that in extra vocab in the units not listed in glossaries. Fun times.
Current Ministry Involvement:
Due to my current military duties, there has been little time for anything organized. However, my wife and I attend an awesome church that meets in a high school gym of about 30 members and have sought involvement there. She is deeply involved in a military wive's Bible study and we both attend a Bible Study on Sundays together.
My face to face ministry occurs often and I have been given several opportunities to witness to and share with fellow airmen. This place is a spiritual desert and has been extremely hard to navigate through, therefore everyone is in great need of Christ.
It has been quite frustrating to have so much time taken away from what feels to be more important, but I know that God has me here for this purpose and I will perservere till the end.
As for my job, it's classified. I am currently in Texas for training.
I would really like to get back together with [other Fusion Grads] and form our own ministry... and if God wills, live in another country with Angel (my wife).
What Fusion Has Meant to You:
And as for Fusion, it is the vessel God used to reach me and anchor me to Himself. It taught me everything I know about commitment to Christ and ministry. Though I have not been perfecty consistent, I now know what it feels like to walk the closest to Christ and will always have that as a means to measure my current walk.
Fusion fueled my fire for international work and for the Word of God. The most important thing to me is showing people Christ and being selfless in doing so.
Fusion produces leaders who know how to avoid complacency, and feel it when they begin to back-slide. Fusion is fellowship; and when committed to, is an optimal tool used to show someone what being sold out for Christ reallly means.