Hello everyone! Welcome back to the #iNGREDiENTS podcast!
In Episode 005, I had the privilege of speaking with my dear friend Pastor Samuel Reyes. Sammy and I met when I was 17 years old on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, where we were both attending college. Sammy has not just been an amazing friend over the years, but he has also been a constant source of inspiration. His upbeat attitude and his love for Christ is infectious. You are truly in for a treat over the course of these next two episodes.
“Lack of information activates imagination…”
I think that quote sums up Part One of my discussion with my friend Sammy. How do we handle being misunderstood? Is it ok to “unplug” and step away from what we are currently doing even though the act of stepping away creates a void that is filled with misinformation, skepticism, and gossip? Are you willing to risk your reputation in order to maintain your integrity?
We explore these and so many other questions over the course of this two-part discussion. This conversation is so important for everybody, but particularly for anyone who has ever felt like it was time to pursue a shift; a change of direction that required a lot of faith. Join us as we dialogue about these topics.
Sammy is also an author and motivational speaker. He is passionate about serving others and creating spaces where we bring our humanity into the intersection of our spirituality.
In this Episode, Sammy and I talk about meeting in Puerto Rico as well as our experiences living and studying there. Sammy talks about his upbringing and when he first felt the call to ministry. I asked Sammy about the trendy subject of how to better reach millennials given his experience working with youth and young adults. We end part one by beginning the dialogue about Sammy’s decision to “unplug” from ministry for a season and take a step away. Be sure to stay tuned for part two to hear more about that topic and others!
Follow Sammy on Instagram: @Sammyereyes. He will keep you updated on his upcoming events and speaking engagements there.
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