Oregon: God put this place on my heart

The Portland missions team.

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It’s been almost two whole months here in Portland, Ore. Time seams to be flying by. But you can be certain God continues to do what he promises.

nick maddison130Nick MaddisonGod not only has rocked my world, but also has given my team and me opportunities beyond what we could ask for. Relationships have been made, and soon they will be hindered by distance. But it’s comforting to know Jesus will continue to move. 

This summer has been filled with more than just random meetings. Every single individual we have met has at least seen a glimpse of the gospel lived out in our lives. And every day, I thank God for the blessing of relationships and the opportunity to share. It truly is astonishing to see the people we have met wonder and ask questions. They want to know why we do this and why are we so different—and why we are so joyful about being different.



God has put this place on my heart. One day, I hope to come back to a place that feels more like home that Texas. But for the time being, I am joyful and happy to know God has me doing ministry back in Stephenville, as well. I can’t wait to get home and keep doing what Jesus started there. 

Portland is not as dark a place as some might think. God is moving here, just like in Texas. And it wasn’t until I broke out of the Christian culture that my eyes were open to the rest of the world. So, thank you, Portland. See you again soon! 

Nick Maddison, a student at Tarleton State University, has been serving in Oregon with Go Now Missions.




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