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My guest today is Ken Shipe. He's a homeschool graduate who's now employed as a very high-level machinist. He's a member of my church. Ken, welcome to the program.
Thanks, Mike. It's a pleasure to be here.
Ken, you've participated in several short-term missionary projects, but why don't you tell our listeners about your very first trip?
My first trip was when I was 14. My dad encouraged me to go with him on a work trip to Haiti, and we were building desks and things for a school down there. And I was kind of reluctant to go, but my dad encouraged me, and it ended up being a wonderful experience and kind of got me excited about doing it in the future.
Well, Ken, since that time when you were homeschooled, and now you're grown, you've worked in Mexico and Romania. What stands out most to you about those experiences?
Well, I would say the way God uses people who are willing, and he uses their specific giftsparticularly the Mexico trip where we were doing a lot of construction-type things, and I've really felt like God used me well there and it was just a real blessing. And it was just neat seeing how God could use my giftsand he can use other people's gifts as well.
Ken, thanks so much for being an example as a homeschooled young person and now as an adult in serving God around the world. I'm Mike Farris.