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94: Live with Open Hands - A Calling Story (with David Shimp)

What do aviation, ESL, and illustration have in common? David Shimp shares his story of living with open hands and allowing God to use his various trainings and gifts to serve with TeachBeyond.

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  • “I was always drawn to the idea of using what God’s given me to serve and love people.”
  • “I think one of the greatest barriers might have been my own confidence and my own lack of clarity at times about what it is I could offer.”
  • “I never could have dreamed that I would be doing art now in a missions setting.”
  • “Their biographies are what people compare themselves to, and yet, very often it doesn’t turn out that way or doesn’t need to. It’s not necessarily how God works or leads.”
  • “It’s really amazing to look back and see how God has led through challenges, but also how He has used us in so many ways we wouldn’t have expected to serve other people and to serve our teams that we’ve worked with.”
  • “It’s so worth it when God calls you to do something and it’s affirmed in many different ways.”
  • “Step out in faith, don’t worry too much about the future, live each day one at a time, and really lean into God. Live with open hands.”
  • Prayer for Beyond Borders: That God would use the team as they serve displaced peoples in the midst of difficult circumstances

Check out other episodes related to David’s story:
Episode 5: Telling Their Stories
Episode 76: World Refugee Day
Episode 80: Keep Going - A Calling Story

What’s changing our lives:

  • Keane: Sweepy app
  • Heather: Hanging macrame plant holder
  • David: Men’s group at church and becoming an uncle

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20 Jan 23
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