Published September 5, 2017
SWAZILAND--Jay Hatfield, director of missions for Central Association of Baptists, had never been on a plane before. Although he had a heart for missions, his wife went on many mission trips, and he had participated often in mission trips throughout the country, he had never before experienced overseas missions.
But when Joy Bolton, executive director of the Kentucky Woman’s Missionary Union, contacted him and asked if he would be willing to be one of two pastors, along with a team of 10 others, to spend 11 days in Swaziland, “I told her I would pray about it. From that point on, I really felt led,” Hatfield said.
He is glad he went now. “It’s changed my whole outlook on things. I’ll never take anything for granted anymore,” he said.