Hello all, my name is Spencer Wolverton. I was fortunate to grow up in a Christian home. I accepted Christ at a young age because of love. My parents modeled Christ to me in the way that they loved me. John 13:35 says, “By this everyone will know that you are mine by how you love one another.” After accepting Christ, I became aware of two different types of love. One that is restrictive, dependent on accomplishments, and expectation. The other is vast, deep, and never ending. It is patient, kind, and does not envy. It does not boast, and it is not proud. It does not insist on its own way, nor is it irritable or resentful. It does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things (1 Corinthians 13:4-8). See what kind of love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are (1 John 2:19). I wanted that kind of love, and so my mother sat me down and made sure that I understood the decision I was making. She told me that all had fallen short of the glory of God, and that God did not send His son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.
Throughout the next several years of my life the Lord taught me many things and continuously guided my path by opening and shutting doors. Eventually the Lord lead me to Howard Payne University, where many other hard lessons were learned. It was at Howard Payne that I became aware of 61 Isaiah. Shannon approached me in October about working for the organization, but I shrugged the conversation away. I had already made up my mind on what my future would look like, and Honduras wasn’t it. However, God kept bringing up Honduras which led to many conversations with Him about obedience and having joy in my obedience. This next year I am looking forward to working for 61 Isaiah as the Communication Director. My purpose will be to communicate what God is doing and invite others around the globe to participate in what the Lord is doing in and through the core values and strategy of 61 Isaiah Ministries. I ask that you would be praying for me as I follow God in obedience, that He would give me the words to communicate throughout this job. Pray that these words would be filled with love and not manipulation. For the love of Christ compels us, because we have concluded this; that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised (2 Corinthians 4:10).
Gale Constable says
You, young lady have such a grasp on what God’s Love is and how it should look. I will be praying for you as you draw closer to Him and will watch with anticipation at how He will use you. God bless you.