About Shannon

My passion is to see believers discipled in their faith through the Word of God and His Spirit. My main avenues for this are writing and Bible teaching. This passion was God-given and fuelled by my amazing family who demonstrated the Father’s love to me and showed me that faith is to be lived out in every area of our lives.

As it is said by Paul in 2 Timothy 3:14-17:

“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” 

My Journey so Far:

Finishing a degree in Occupational Therapy in 2007, my heart was to go on a short-term mission trip knowing that, if I did not make time for it at that point, then life would take over and I would never go. I had been thinking a month a year would suffice, but God had other plans. I also thought I would be working as an Occupational Therapist (OT) on these trips, but once again I found myself led in some very different directions.

Since graduating from university, I have been back and forward between Australia and (East and South) Africa. I have been involved with Youth with a Mission (YWAM), particularly their School of Biblical Studies (SBS). I also pioneered an independent NGO in DRCongo (Redefined Ministries International) and in 2014 lead the first SBS 1 to run in Rwanda. During my times in Australia, I worked as an OT.

With women of Jalasiga, DRC

It is my belief that God is able to use us in all spheres of life, reflected in my to-ing and fro-ing between OT and traditional mission work. I refer to “traditional missions” because I believe all Christians are called to be ambassadors of Christ – in business, family life, on holidays, cleaning the house . . . and in every aspect of life.

What now?

I am currently based in South Africa, with my God-fearing husband who has more than proven his love for me (if you know anything about our story, you know this is true!).

Work wise, I have recently finished several writing projects that were each six years in the making (see Books Available). I am also in the process of handing over my administrative work with Redefined Ministries International, and am working towards household sustainability.

Glenn and I are praying about our next steps. God has been closing a lot of doors for us these past months, but has opened one very big one that we are excited about – parenthood (I am carrying our little miracle inside of me at the moment!). We hope that He will be sending us into the field again next year, but He is yet to reveal any specifics to us.

Thank you for journeying with me. I pray you will be encouraged, inspired and challenged through my blog posts and writing.

Be blessed,
Love Shannon

Psalm 119:25-32

Daleth. My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!
When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes!
Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.
My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word!
Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law!
I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.
I cling to your testimonies, O LORD; let me not be put to shame!
I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart!

Soaking up the Word

 

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