I was born and raised in South Africa. After an adventurous young life and time in the army, I ran headlong into Jesus with my wife at my side. Even though my plans were to pursue a Ph.D. in England or Australia, the Lord dramatically called me into full-time Christian ministry. He changed my plans and altered my perspective. In obedience to His call, my wife and I sold all we owned and arrived in New York with two suitcases and $1400 in our pockets.
At no time have we ever decided where we would serve Him. The call of Abraham in Genesis 12:1-4 lead us to pack up, sell out and move out with an open heart to the guiding Hand of the Savior who had called us. Today God has blessed my ministry across the world but the seat I occupy is but the place I sit at His command. The world is God’s parish and I am but his pawn. He alone is King!
Don Wilton's Testimony is an excerpt from Called | Understanding the Call to Ministry, a free book provided by Anderson University. Available upon request.
Photograph by Ken Toney Photography