#Story – Jason Yost

Brian Burchik —  May 23, 2012

Today we’d like you to meet Jason Yost.  Jason is a gifted musician, worship leader, and founder of the New Rhythm Project, which is a non-profit organization that works to educate, communicate, and facilitate local communities to care for orphans and vulnerable children across the globe.  Check out how following Jesus compels his efforts in the world of adoption.

#LF-  If someone wanted to make a difference in your sphere of influence, what would you tell them?

Simply begin to do what the Bible explains for us to do. Don’t over-complicate things. If the Bible says that the “perfect religion” is one that cares for orphans and widows then we had better focus attention on caring for the orphans and widows. Finding the will of God for your life can be much simpler than you think.  Start with what the Bible says and you will be amazed at how much difference you will make.

#LF – How do you seek to impact culture in this area of adoption?
Our goal is to connect with every sphere of culture and help them find ways that they can use their everyday skills, education, networks, and creativity to care for orphans and vulnerable children.

#LF – How does your relationship with God affect your ability to influence the world?

For me, it all begins and ends with my relationship with God. He is our source for everything. If I am not connected to the source then I am not being very effective. It is very true that without God we can accomplish nothing. If I am trying to influence the world without God I am only putting a bandaid on its needs. In my life, I want to make a lasting impact on this world and in order to so that I must stay connected to Jesus.
#LF – How can we help you in your mission to care for orphans?

Consider ways that you can care for orphans in your current stage of life. There are so many creative ways of helping that has not even been tapped into yet. Perhaps someone reading this has the next idea and ability to eradicate the orphan crisis as we know it.

You can also:
“Like” New Rhythm on Facebook and share us with your friends and networks.
-Have New Rhythm come to your church and share about the needs and solutions of orphan care.
-Consider downloading our New album “Rescue Me” from iTunes today – ALL proceeds go to orphan care!

For more info check out www.newrhythm.org or www.jasonyostband.com

Brian Burchik

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This post was by Brian, a leader seeking to know the "why" behind the "how"

3 responses to #Story – Jason Yost

  1. Thanks guys for the opportunity to share my world with you. I would be happy to answer any questions anyone may have. Feel free to post some comments and lets connect!

  2. Jason,

    I loved your responses, especially this line: “If I am not connected to the source then I am not being very effective. ”

    How do you stay connected to the source in your hectic and busy life?

    How has being connected with God navigated you through your current ministry?

    What advice would you give someone who wanted to change the world but didn’t where to start?

  3. Here are a few thoughts:

    1. I strategically plan down time in my schedule. i try to leave time each day to read and pray. then I try and take a scripture or thought and meditate on it throughout the day or week for as long as it stays on my mind. some days I miss and some days I spend more time. the important part is the direction my heart is faced. I try my best to keep my mind and heart on God. hope that makes sense. i have a good group of guy friends that I meet with regularly as well that will tell me the truth to my face. everyone needs people like that in their life. hope that helps.

    2. its interesting. I remember a few years ago when I had the mentality of “God you follow me and bless me as I strive to do awesome things for you”. Then I realized I had it all wrong. I started reading through the scriptures and realized that God’s heart is for the orphans and He was already up to something in the earth. It was my place to follow him, not the other way around. This perspective will change your life!

    3. I would use these years to find out what your passions are and what you are good at and what you cannot stop doing. Most times you will find that is exactly where God wants you to be. There is a reason He has wired you the ways he has. Do your best to try different things and see where God leads you. My Pastor always told me “consider your twenties as a big experiment. Experience as much as you can and try new things. God will get you to where you need to be. He wants you to get there more that you want you to get there:)”

    Hope these few bites help. Thanks for chiming in. All the best!