"I had to raise the money myself, so I sold candy in my high school; for a year. A whole school year." This was an influential trip in Rebekah's life. That year she worked so hard to sell candy and raise the funds for a 3 week mission trip, she had no idea what God had in-store for both her and those she would encounter, as this would be the beginning of beautiful life in missions.
This is an interview with Raymond Muckuk, and will be part 1 of 2. In this first one we will learn a little bit about him and in the later we will look into the ministry he is doing. He is a First Nations Native from the Ojibwe Tribe. First Nations is the Native Americans of Canada. His Native name is Gaa-Bimiwi-dood which, in English, means, “He who carries the staff.” For the remainder of this paper he will be referred to as Ray, for this is his preferred name – his English name. Ray grew up outside of Pickle Lake, Canada. If he would associate himself with a city or town, this was it.
This is Pastor Levi, a missions pastor for Highridge Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Called into the ministry at the young age of 18, and having worked with various facets of the church, one role being youth pastor to me and my younger siblings. What an honor it was having someone with such a heart for the lost and dying world to be our youth pastor. There are few I know with such a great desire to share Christ with everyone.
I asked him to share a little bit about his role as a missions pastor and what that entails as well as how he personally stays engaged with Christ daily while balancing family and ministry.