Using your profession for a greater cause
“I always wanted to get into business, make lots of money to become a billionaire,” Juan said about his motives.
Juan grew up in Pretoria, South Africa in a Christian home. At the age of nine, he gave his heart to the Lord realising he wanted to have a personal relationship with God.
Encouraged by his parents to further his education after high school, Juan’s decision on what to study was influenced by his family’s background in business. “I always wanted to get into business and make lots of money to become a billionaire,” Juan said about his motives.
After he was baptised in his fourth year of university, God started speaking to Juan about doing missions again. Juan felt compelled to leave his studies and do church planting but the Lord made it clear that Juan was to finish his studies because He was going to use them for His purposes. After graduation, Juan worked for a professional services company for three years until an opportunity came for him to use his profession in missions. “I serve visionaries by helping with good stewardship of funds donated to cover the costs of spreading the good news,” he said. “I never knew how God was going to use my skills,” said Juan.