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From Podritioner to Missionary

Hey Pastor Boyd,

My name is Nathanael. I am 22 years old and I am from the great state of Michigan (Midwest is best!). I just wanted to thank you so much for your ministry. I grew up in the church, and always have struggled with the violent depictions of God in the Old Testament compared to the beauty of Jesus in the New Testament, with the patriotism and militarism that was so infused with Jesus in my church upbringing, and many other things that resulted in me wavering in my faith over the years. I’ve been a “pod-ritioner” now for about 3 years, and it is in large part to your teachings and writings that I now truly believe that God is love. As a result of this, I’ve been experiencing this God of love seen in Jesus completely transform my life in ways I never would’ve imagined possible in the first 18 years of my life. Now my life goal is to help others experience the love of God seen perfectly in Jesus, and in doing that, God has called me to the Middle East to be a missionary over there. So I just wanted to thank you. Because of your obedience to the call of God on your life, I’ve been awakened to the call of God on my life.