The Harvesters: The Youngs

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We hope that with the series “The Harvesters,” you be will introduced to many different followers of Jesus who are striving to make disciples of Jesus out in the world; whether you’re in the military, a missionary, a scientist, a stay-at-home parent or anything else under the sun. Check out the full series here and may you be encouraged to do likewise in your own “fields of harvest.”

Tell us who you are

We are Scott and Meagan Young and we live and work in Grafenwöhr Germany.

Who are you focused on in the Harvest?

Our main focus is the military community. However the Lord has opened doors for us in the Czech Republic, Austria and Spain. Not to mention our German neighbors.

HOW DID THAT COME ABOUT (IS THERE A STORY THERE?)

The Lord called us out of the Ft Bragg Navigator ministry in 2013 via a trip to Germany/Austria. He used His word, His people and His Spirit to make this calling clear. We sold all our household goods in a weekend, then we worked at a Conference center (Schloss Herlodeck) in Austria for six months. Then found Jobs on the base in 2014.

WHAT IS THE HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING IN YOUR HARVEST PLACE?

The enemy is very deceitful with the cares and concerns of the world. Most saints come here with no intention of dying to self by carrying a cross daily. Because of this the lost rarely see what true freedom in Christ looks like.

What has surprised you the most about bringing Jesus to people in everyday places?

People are not very interested in the message of Jesus due to their commitment to the pattern of this world. They have a very hard master who will not let them pay attention to the Gospel.

WHAT HAS ENCOURAGED YOU THE MOST ABOUT YOUR WORK (IN THE HARVEST)?

The Lord has stood by us when there is not fruit or the harvest is bleak. Also the Lord has recently sent some fellow laborers this past few months.

Do you do church in the harvest? How does that look?

We attend the military post chapel. service. The service is very Bible centric and tends to be very healthy in that regard. And it has new found focus on foreign missions outside of the local community.