Growing in Service: Tanner Besosa Blogs from BMW

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (2 Peter 3:18)

AIDS Orphans 5K Run

AIDS Orphans 5K Run

In high school, my service for Christ had more to do with a sense of duty, and so it came from a heart that “had to” instead of “getting to.”

This also made service something that was easy for me—fitting in my time slots. The focus was on doing more of jobs that I like and activities that made me feel like I’ve fulfilled my duty.

A Changing Perspective

Now, when I serve, the Lord has taught me that I get to serve Him. It is a lot different now. It’s a joy and a honor to do work for Him.

Now, I seek out times to serve the Lord. Lately outside of my BMW (Florida Free Bible, Mission, & Work Training Center) ministries, I’ve been helping run a youth group in a small church, right down the road from the Teen Missions base. In addition to the usual BMW ministries, I’ve been working at the Teen Missions property helping get things ready for their yearly mud run to help orphans afflicted by aids in Africa (photo).

I hope this series of blogs has added to your knowledge of BMW and my experience there. I’ve enjoyed sharing my experiences.

Stay well,



Previous posts in this series

The Freedom Challenge

Goals, Now and After College

The Diversity Challenge

The Time Challenge

The Challenge of Peer Pressure