General Ministry Fund
Gifts to this fund are for general operations, expanding our networks and furthering the mission.
Aaron Babyar is the founder of Exago and the Directional Leader of Board/Staff. As missionaries, the Babyar’s need to receive the majority of their basic funds for food/gas/mortgage/etc from the financial investments of other individuals and families.
While finishing seminary in the late 1990s, Aaron was blessed to lead a growing and vibrant youth ministry at a church, while he and Marque were starting their family. “Seeing students’ lives change to the point of impacting their peers…who would then accept Christ, and begin to impact their peers and continue the cycle…brought about a great deal of healthy spiritual and numerical growth. It was an amazing time of life change for many.”
However, a key problem took root: The church Aaron was on staff with wasn’t prepared for how an authentic disciple-making ministry dramatically changed things. Many loved it, but many others had different priorities and vocally discouraged what was happening when behind closed doors. Eventually things got messy, and the Babyars were forced to reconsider their calling. Aaron even wondered if he should quit ministry altogether because of the various discouragements.
By God’s grace, an outside voice in the wilderness (so to speak) called Aaron up and took him to lunch while in the midst of that troubling time. He spoke volumes of truth, and reaffirmed the Babyar’s leadership, role in ministry, and long-term calling for building the kingdom of God. This was a paramount moment! Ultimately, the Babyar’s remained in full-time ministry Years later, after witnessing or hearing about many other gifted leaders getting burned out, ran out, or kicked out of ministry, Aaron felt God’s nudge towards personally doing something about it. He remembered how the friend had ministered to him in a critical time, and knew there needed to be more of that happening for other ministry leaders.
Aaron began researching common elements that lead to leaders quitting ministry (vocationally or volunteer), and began to see some patterns that could be addressed. He started to get a fresh vision for ministry, and a renewed sense of calling. Many who knew him affirmed this calling, and in 2006 Exago was born.
All staff salary and benefits are set by a Board of Directors, who also oversee the general mission and vision of the ministry. As missionaries, the Babyar’s need to receive the majority of their basic funds for food/gas/mortgage/etc. from the financial investments of other individuals and families.
Cami and her husband, Virgil, have been in full-time ministry for over 13 years as youth/college pastors as well as youth center managers. She enjoys serving within the administrative roles making sure that the vision of the ministry gets accomplished through making lists, editing articles, running events, giving spiritual guidance, and anything else God leads her to do.
Cami Lee is no stranger to being in ministry—you could say she was born into it. Her parents have been traveling evangelists for over 40 years and Cami started singing on stage with them at the ripe old age of 2. Since then, she has felt a calling to be in full-time ministry in her own right. Cami and her husband, Virgil, have been in full-time ministry for over 13 years as youth/college pastors as well as youth center managers. She enjoys serving within the administrative roles making sure that the vision of the ministry gets accomplished through making lists, editing articles, running events, giving spiritual guidance, and anything else God leads her to do.
Over the years, she has learned that in order to accomplish great things for the kingdom of God, there needs to be strong administration and logistic support. God brings the vision, but He asks us to administer it here on the earth. The Bible is full of examples of Godly administration. There were well laid out plans for the building of Noah’s ark and the tabernacle and temples, and in the empowerment of deacons in the book of Acts. There is even an entire book that is about administration—the book of Numbers. Cami is excited to bring her passion for administration under the leadership of Exago as they equip leaders to survive and thrive in ministry and in life. She looks forward to seeing the great things that God has in store for her as she uses her God-given gifts to serve during this new chapter of her life.