My name is Johnny Youssef and I am 29-years old. I moved to Kansas City to be a part of the International House of Prayer back in January 2009 when I attended a six-month internship called “onething”. I served at IHOPKC in some capacity for over 6 years. One of my roles was being the District Pastor for the Young Adults at the church. I wanted to share my story and experiences for several reasons; The main reason I decided to write this is because I have been asked numerous times from friends and relatives on my experience, especially after moving away, and I wanted to shed light on it. I pray that my writing will bring clarity and encouragement to you.
One of the best advice I have ever received was to spend money on experiences not on things.
This video will inspire you to take time off, book flights, and go on an adventure.
I am writing this 20,000 feet in the sky as I am on a plane heading back to see my family. Unfortunately, I am on my way to my grandma’s funeral. Her death has deeply affected me these past few days. Just two weeks ago, I was sitting with her having a conversation while she was completely conscious. I have been thinking about grief and what I can learn from losing a loved one. Here are three lessons that the death of a loved one is teaching me: