Exchange Stories



What does it mean to be “sent”?

When I was sixteen my life changed forever. I had just found Christ and my world was flipped upside down. I knew there had to be more beyond my first prayer asking Jesus to be my lord and savior but I had no idea what. That’s when I met Chris. He volunteered at my high school and handed out coffee every Friday morning in the café. After a little while I learned that he was a Christian and I flooded him with questions about God and my newly formed faith. He welcomed it. He invited me to youth, took me for coffee and just invested in my life. This was my first experience of being discipled.

It was through my friendship with Chris that I learned about the character of Jesus Christ.

Ever since then I have had a passion for youth and discipling them much in the same way I was discipled. Over the years I have gotten to see boys grow into men of God and that is one of the greatest gifts I have ever been given.

That’s why I want to be a part of the Exchange Church. A church that wants to send others to plant more churches. Because it is through going into another person’s world and building relationship that we can share the gospel in a life changing way. One day I hope to be sent by the Exchange Church to plant a new church so that another community may be reached.

Right now I feel the call to go to Cranston with the Exchange Church and reach the people there. That’s why I want to move there – so that I can be fully a part of the community. Much like Chris when he came to my school to hand out Coffee.

Let your light so shine, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
— Matthew 5:16

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