I hate quitting. It has never been in my nature to quit anything and being called a quitter is one of the hardest
things for me to take. That’s why leaving the Marines was so hard for me. When I was young I always wanted to make my parents proud. Not only did I have the typical “We left China so you can have a better life” spiel but also
because my parents were divorced and my mom brought me here to California by herself and had us live in Arcadia just so I could have a better shot at going to college. So when I went to UCSD on a full ride from the Marines it was just what my parents wanted. Their son going to a great university, coming out as a respected military officer and bringing honor to the family.
But since quitting the Marines I’ve had a chance to:
- help the house ch3rch grow from 5 ppl to 75
- watch 15 orphaned girls be saved
- bapt1ze the old headmaster for the orphan girls
- get to 220lbs. cuz I don’t have to run so much =op
Luk 14:26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
My life definitely didn’t get “better” in the sense that I make more money, have more security or have a better resume but following J3sus has been good times. If you are thinking about serving overseas long term but have a lot to give up, don’t worry it’s part of the job description. Also, OMF has about 900 job openings right now so just let me know =0)