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Being a missionary requires you to be flexible especially when in a foreign country where you are most vulnerable.
Dermot Westcott is the CEO and Executive Director of His Secret Place, Inc. (HSP). He first got involved in M2M while serving full time in cross cultural missions with his wife, Viola, in Honduras and has directed the ministry since its inception in 2008. Prior to his time in missions, Derm was self-employed as a webmaster, specializing in the oil industry. His skills in web design were invaluable as he served abroad.
In his spare time, he likes to delve into the biographies of famous people like Einstein, Newton and Bacon etc. getting their perspective on theological issues. However, his greatest interest is asking the big questions of the Word of God whose answers lie between the lines of scripture. He figures the more he learns the less he knows. On a lighter note, he also likes to run things by his dog, Mya to prove that he is the dominate creature. Scripture says that all creation cries for the Sons of God to rise up; he is trying to convince Mya he’s getting there.
The scripture he refers to the most is Romans 8:28: All things work for good to those that love God and are called according to His purpose. Derm believes “Being a missionary requires you to be flexible especially when in a foreign country where you are most vulnerable. Things happen more often out of your control and it’s only the Lord that can pull things together and take something good from the experience.”
Derm counts it a privilege to serve those missionaries that attend M2M. He knows from firsthand experience the blessing it is to have the time to meet in His Secret Place and receive the love and comfort from the Lord. One missionary said it best, “It’s like getting a huge hug from the Lord”.
You can find Derm on Facebook: www.facebook.com/derm.viola