Bud feels called by God to boldly encourage believers to put their faith into action! He is excited to join the FaithQuest team and connect and encourage people and their churches for outreach everywhere. He is also enthusiastic to network with his many friends and ministry connections collected in 40 years as a church lay-leader and teacher. Bud also served 9 years as an Area Director for Young Life, followed by 37 years as a remodeling contractor. Read more in Bud’s letter below seeking ministry partners!
Who knew God was such a comedian? As I’m well into my 75th year on this good earth both Linda and I believe He is leading us into a whole new direction of life, service, and ministry. After almost 10 years in youth ministry (Area Director for Young Life), 37 years as a remodeling contractor, 40 plus years as a church elder and teacher (Irvine Presbyterian Church), we sense the Lord wants me (Bud) to help believers put their faith into action by connecting with missions and organizations who serve the least, the last, and the lost.
We were first introduced to FaithQuest earlier this year at a couple of mission fundraisers for FaithQuest Partners, one for Kids Around The World, the other for ARDA, (Armenian Relief and Development Association). John Gash and his wife, Lori, founded FaithQuest over 16 years ago to empower the local American church to be the hands and feet of Christ as it carries out the Great Commission. FaithQuest desires to motivate and inspire believers and their churches to put their faith in action. They champion people and their churches connecting with exciting mission organizations and opportunities for mission and vision trips of faith, adventure, and service.
FaithQuest presently enjoys relationships with more than 25 exciting Christian organizations and more 100 churches, from 12 different denominational groups across the states. It has had the privilege to arrange for more than 1600 people to go on a short-term mission and vision trips all over the world. Many have become passionate about missions, some becoming full-time vocational workers in this field, others are servant leaders in their churches helping to spark faith in action. FaithQuest is a champion for birthing new mission organizations and movements from these trips. They are a catalyst for thousands of sponsorships for children, exciting hunger relief projects, more than 100 water wells drilled, disease prevention programs, children ministry & playgrounds getting built, leadership training, church planting, and most importantly the love of Christ be widely proclaimed.
As many of you know, and I can hear you say it, “This sounds just like Bud, and it’s sure in his wheel house”. My heart and passion is to bring people together for the growth of the Kingdom. Knowing this, I have accepted a position with FaithQuest as Director of Connecting and Mobilization My primary responsibilities will be to connect people, ministries and organizations with FaithQuest’s events, adventures, and vision trips, as well as just God’s work everywhere, a real Kingdom approach. I will be a developer and encourager of individuals and churches to see what God is doing amongst the neediest people and areas in the world, and help them to do it!
To accomplish this big mission, I need to build a big team of prayer and ministry partners for support! When I thought of this, I thought of you! I want to unabashedly ask for your prayers and monthly financial support as we respond to God’s call. FaithQuest is a well-established 501c(3) organization headquartered in Laguna Niguel, CA. All donations are fully tax deductible. You may respond by simply sending in your first month’s check to FaithQuest Missions, 25016 Adelanto Dr., Laguna Niguel, CA 92677. More easily, you can go to their web site, FaithQuestMisssions.org and click on the tag DONATE. There will be a chance to mention my name or add a note when you make your donation, and make a recurring monthly gift or one time gift. That’s also a good time to read more about this exciting ministry and see learn more of what we do and our many adventures!
As this new season of life dawns, Linda and I are thrilled by the opportunities which lay ahead, to make an eternal impact for the Kingdom of God among the least, the last, and the lost. Hopefully, we will have the chance to share how you might get further involved in the great adventures FaithQuest has planned. Please feel free to call/text me at (949) 246-8743 or email me at …I would love to hear from you!
Blessings, Bud & Linda