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I will be serving at the Word of Life Bible Institute in New York, as a Biblical Counselling intern for the next two years The Biblical counselling ministry serves to provide students and staff somewhere to go when they are struggling in a certain area of their life. I and the six other interns receive training from Joe Schenke, the head of the Biblical Counselling Ministry. We will also coming alongside other WOL ministries to provide some sort of training and the tools they would need for discipleship and counselling in their areas.
6 years ago, on March 11 2011 was when I made the decision to accept Jesus Christ as my personal saviour. I did not grow up in a Christian home, however I did grow up in a home that believed in the existence of God and Jesus Christ. As I was growing up, everything that I knew about Christ such as Christmas or the cross, those were all just stories to me. What led me to accept the Lord as my personal Saviour was because I was hungry for love. For a very long time I felt as if no one cared about me so I decided that I did not want to care about anything either, but it was through the verse John 3:16 that I realised that although this world will not accept who I am, I have a heavenly father that loved me so much that He sent his only Son down to be despited and rejected by men and he was then beaten to the point where you could not even recognise who he was eventually was nailed to a cross for my sins so that by grace through faith I would be saved and given eternal life. The realisation that there was someone out there who loved me, more than anyone else in this world revealed that the only one who could satisfy this heart of mine is Jesus Christ. In 2012, My father was diagnosed with stage for brain cancer, at this time of my life I had no idea what was going on, I was confused. My life went down hill I experienced depression which led me to self harming. I was walking away from God and I felt so lost and confused. However, in 2013, I was reminded of the verse, Proverbs 3:5-6 which says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make straight your paths." I had realised that I was not trusting God at all with everything that was happening in my life and in my family, that year at a Word of Life camp, I rededicated my life at a camp fire service and I decided to throw my stick in and commit myself to serving the Lord full time.
For the longest time, I really wanted to dive into a music career and be a Christian artist. Throughout my whole teenager life, that was what my heart was committed to. It was not until this year at the Word of Life Bible Institute that the Lord opened my heart and allowed me to see that He was calling me into ministry by placing a huge burden on my heart for the youth of Bermuda.
2 Corinthians 12:9: But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.