Real Life: “I felt God press the pause button on my full-time ministry”

I grew up in a loving and caring Christian home, where the Bible was valued and praying together as a family was a regular occurrence. Through Sunday school, the kids’ and youth work at the Keswick Convention and regular Bible reading at home, I grew to love Jesus from a young age. I knew that one day I wanted to be one of those youth leaders who looked cool, dressed confidently and could teach the Bible one moment and be completely daft the next.

The road to youth workI was an average teenager, who got average grades, and who felt distinctly… average. I was bullied for being slightly emotional,...

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