Shaun Wissmann is a broken guy in his late 20’s, that God has allowed to live a renewed life in Him. Growing up in Maryland, he began to dabble into drugs at the age of 12. As his drug abuse increased all things that were important in his life began to be stripped away to a point where nothing mattered. He was lost, and his daily “hope” was getting high, and “chilling.”
On March 10, 2000 he was court ordered to a Christian Drug Treatment Center in Memphis, Tennessee. For a year and thirteen days God brought Shaun face to face with who He is, and who he had become. Shaun fought this reality every day. Then, on March 24, 2001, as he was in the shower preparing to go back to Maryland, he lost the battle for his heart. He couldn’t fight the sacrifice of Jesus anymore, and to this day he considers it the best loss he’s ever had. A couple of years later, Shaun would meet his future wife Amanda, on Xanga. They were engaged and married in less than a year and will celebrate their sixth year of marriage in June of 2011. Their adventure continued in the summer of 2008, after a short-term sports related mission trip to Lima, Peru, Shaun was fully convinced that God was calling he and Amanda into full-time service. They made the complete move in 2009, thinking it would only be for one year. God has now set before them a minimum of five years.It is in this story that Shaun draws his inspiration. As Shaun walks along this narrow path, he recognizes that the burden of religion has been pulling many people down.
His hope is to use his articles on Theology21 as a platform to call people into a relationship of Love with God and Love with their neighbors. In that Love Shaun hopes to encourage readers to fulfill the Great Commission in their everyday lives, never ignoring “going,” “making disciples,” and “baptizing people in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” In his down time Shaun plays rugby in the Peruvian Rugby League, and he chases around his crazy dog, non-coincidentally named Rugby. He loves to watch movies, lose in all video games ever created, and make up excuses to all his Peruvian grandmothers why he can’t gain weight.
Articles from Shaun Wissmann