The Life of an Itinerant Preacher

There are preachers with congregations and preachers with churches. There are preachers in parishes and preachers in prayer groups. 

But there is a unique kind of preacher.

The “itinerant”.

The dictionary defines “itinerant” as “traveling from place to place”. That, my friend, is what I do.

While I do have a home-base, my community Ligaya ng Panginoon and its affiliated groups like Lingkod ng Panginoon and Pathways Ministry, I am, for the most part, always traveling to different places to speak the Word of God before different kinds of people, groups, organizations, churches, parishes and companies.

I eat breakfast at home, lunch at an airport and dinner in another city. Hotel rooms and generous hosts are my blessings. I learn new dialects in many of my trips. I create new friends in every corner of the country and even some abroad. 

Tiring? Yes. Draining? You bet. 

But unquestionably “fulfilling” every step of the way. Why? Because that’s what I am called to do.

You see, they say that when you do what you are called to do, the fatigue is often overshadowed by fulfillment. 

Is this true with you?

Are you in a work that you believe God has called you to be in? Are you doing what you believe God made you to do? Are you in a job that God told you to take?

Fulfillment is what we all strive for. And the first step towards it is to be where God wants you to be and to do what God has called you to do.

Yes, even if it sometimes mean being “itinerant”. For I would rather travel constantly with God than stay put without Him.

Have a blessed week ahead, my friend!

Bobby Quitain

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2 thoughts on “The Life of an Itinerant Preacher

  1. Bobby, God bless you in your service to the Lord. Please pray for me and my family as I am also called into the itinerant ministry/evangelism. I have been going locally at this point to different churches and ministries to speak a few times per month, including my home church, but feel the call of God to expand that and eventually quit my full-time secular job. This would be a huge financial decision that would impact not just myself, but also my wife and two girls. Pray with me that God’s perfect timing will be followed and that we will have the faith to make the leap when the time comes. If you have an tips or helpful instruction regarding this ministry then please let me know. Thank you and God bless.

    • Hi Justin,

      I apologize for this late reply. I will pray for clarity of heart and mind as you seek God’s perfect will for your life. May I encourage you to temper your zeal with discernment considering that you have a family. Consider and involve them in all your decisions. Seek counsel from your elders especially those who know you best. Try to handle all practical concerns too to enable you to follow through with your decision. Finally, when your decision is tested (and it will be!), go back to what you heard from the Lord during your discernment and ask for God’s grace to hang on. Blessings, Justin!

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