Gillian is a primary school teacher from Ballymena in Northern Ireland. She recently spent two years with Wycliffe as a full-time volunteer speaker and prayer advocate. She writes:
I like to have a plan, to know all the details, and to be organised. So when I was planning to take a career break, I was hoping for a clear roadmap. I wanted God to put a big neon sign in the sky telling me what I was to do.
However, that is not how God guides us. I have been learning to take one step at a time and to actually trust God to direct me. It was a first step of faith that led to a two-year journey with Wycliffe. People suggested all sorts of things, the most common being ‘travel the world’ – but my steps led me a short trip down the road to an office in Belfast. It is hard to explain how that came about, but lots of little things came together and showed me a role that suited my interests and skills.