Married and the father of a young son, Felton knew a missionary's life
would be difficult. But after looking at opportunities available, he
knew Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in
Australia was his calling. After a visit to the Sunshine Coast with
his wife, he knew exactly where he should be.
"Missions is something I am devoted to because nothing beats leading
someone else into a relationship with their Creator."
Now, settled in a apartment near
the Feltons are working toward their goal.
"The organization's goal is to plant churches or YWAM bases on every
island from Bali to Timor," he says. "We want to impact the local
surf community by volunteering to help in contests, going on surf trips
with local students and other activities."
While being a missionary in Australia is a bit different than serving in
Darkest Africa or a remote tropical island, Felton says the work is
challenging and with the same purpose as those in other parts of the
world--to bring the word of God to those who don't know Him.
"How do all these things fit together?" he asks rhetorically. "I
have to tell you that God has to come first. Without Him, none of
this would be possible."