Resonate Global Mission’s Cohort Middle East was in the works for two years before being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic—but the wait is over. Resonate’s first group of young adults recently kicked off their time of service.
When Cohort Detroit met together for the first time in February 2020, they had no idea how COVID-19 would affect their city and the neighborhoods they serve. Within a few short weeks, Detroit reported more cases of the coronavirus than any other Michigan city (or entire county).
“We did not anticipate that what lay ahead would involve keeping social distance from our neighbors and each other,” said Nathan Groenewold, director of Cohort Detroit.
Jake Bakker and Jeison Rodriguez graduated from university in two different countries—but they both had questions about what God was calling them to do and what role faith could play in their daily life.
They found a way to explore their callings through Resonate Global Mission’s Cohort in Central America, a year-long experience for young adults from Central America and North America to serve in a local grassroots ministry, live in community, and engage in deep spiritual formation.
If you had asked Resonate Global Mission volunteer Josué a few years ago what he was planning on doing after college, he definitely would not have said “missions.”
“I had spent my whole life serving in church, and I was finishing my university studies. Honestly, I was looking for a job in order to have an excuse to pull away from serving so much in church,” said Josué.