This desire to reach out with the gospel was what intrigued me about Bread For Life. Back in my university days, my local student/youth based ministry worked in collaboration with Bread For Life to organize evangelistic outreaches. I worked behind the scenes in organizing the choir and in putting up posters. Little did I know that I’d later work with Bread For Life.
I joined Bread For Life in 2009 and have served as Administrative Assistant, Office Manager, Outreach Coordinator, and Financial Manager. This has been a wealth of experience for me. I’m amazed at how God has used this to bring hope to many and this has been a big plus to my spiritual journey.
Lee Cawthon was Born in Temple, TX and raised in Killeen. His parent later moved to California for ministry. Lee enlisted in the Army immediately after graduating from High School in 2001 and served 3 years including 12 months deployment to Iraq. Lee acquired a lot of skills in the military. These included medical training, mechanical training, and computer and network.
After leaving the military, Lee moved to Kerrville and joined 1,000 Hills Cowboy church. Lee worked in several ranches: raising dairy goats, building barbed wire fences, throwing hay, kidding goats and milking them. Lee believes all these jobs and experiences have help prepare him for the mission God has called him to accomplish in Africa: A mission to serve among the marginalized Baka Pygmies of Cameroon by developing a demonstration farm and a future educational and agricultural training base.
Lee was commissioned by His Church as a missionary to Africa in 2016.
In 2014, 9 years later, I was invited to help with preparations for a medical outreach and I was able to share my memories of helping BFL in 2005 with Brother Ernest Ehabe. God opened my heart to see a space that I could fill to enhance the ministry of BFL. After spending some time praying I did not hesitate and I stopped my private job and returned just like the prodigal son of the Bible to work for God and His kingdom. it occurs to me that it is not as difficult to hear God as it is to accept His will. We hear God speak into our minds, but we keep fighting with the Spirit because we want things to go our own way. I truly believe that everything that happens in life and everyone that we meet is for a purpose. God is directing our paths if we are willing to pay attention to the lessons, trust our positive instincts, and are not afraid to take risks. Don’t wait for a miracle to come knocking at your door.
Since Nov 2014, I have enjoyed being the BFL Director of Outreaches, Crusades and Equipment. I still remember my first outreach to a small village, and the time when I came to understand what BFL calls sharing the “Whole Gospel” – sharing the message of salvation and demonstrating the love of Christ through social action and acts of compassion.
Working with BFL has been a great blessing for me and my family – spiritually, morally, financially and socially. I will live to remember this ministry, especially the leadership of Rev Ernest Ehabe. Good leadership is crucial and Rev Ernest Ehabe is the type of visionary leader that one can follow with confidence. I thank God also for blessing BFL with good board members.
I was born in 1977 in Binka, NW Cameroon and married Ottoline Ngolihan in 2007. We are blessed with 3 children – one boy Shamma, and two girls, Shelter and Shekina. To God be the Glory.