George Hawkins

George Hawkins

Public Relations

I have been saved for 20 years, and I thought I was doing everything I was supposed to be doing as a Christian (actually, more like not doing any of the things I wasn’t supposed to be doing as a Christian.) I was only taught that Christians “don’t do this” and “don’t do that,”  but never that there was a lot more to it. I was never taught that Jesus was a loving servant to all He came in contact with.

It wasn’t until April of 2015 that I started realizing I wasn’t a true follower of Christ. I was just a fan – probably even categorized as a fair weather fan.  But God started working through convictions, and the men that he placed in my path to do life with.

I never saw myself doing missions. I knew I was supposed to volunteer, but just in my local area (which is your most important mission field).  In the fall of 2016, our pastor started a message on Jabez and challenged us to be in prayer for blessings and enlarging our boundaries. I took the challenge. Shortly after this, God brought Melanie “Sunshine” into my life as a mentor of missions.

I had been involved with other non-profit organizations, but only when I was asked out of need to fill a vacancy. During the Uganda trip in 2019, God really put a desire to help lead MMI in whatever area was needed.  Little did I know that the active Director at the time had also been praying for me to take a more active role. I hope to be able to lead people to help support MMI, either through joining us on a future trip or through financial support.

The burdens God has put on my heart seem to be a moving target as I grow in Christ. It seems that as I am faithful in the little burdens, He always gives me another.

Right now my heart breaks for children – the children we visit in Uganda, the children we have met in Mexico.  I want them to have a desire to be more than they thought they could be. Seeing them leading men and women to Christ always amazes me.