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I will be serving in Portugal with Word of Life as a CCI intern. I will be helping out wherever I am needed but specifically I will be using graphic design and photography as my main ministry. God has given me these talents and I want to use them to glorify Him and to help spread his gospel.
I was raised in a Christian home and I accepted Christ at the age of 4 and was baptized when I was 6. I didn't understand the importance of my relationship with Christ till I was 17 when many of the things I thought I needed to be happy were taken away from me. Through that difficult time in my life God taught me to trust in his higher plan and to find joy in Him and not in my circumstances.
As a teenager I didn't want to do missions or be involved in ministry because I thought I had go choose either ministry or a job that I actually liked and was good at. While studying at Word of Life Bible Institute I realized that God had given me specific talents and passions for a reason and that he wants me to use them to bring glory to his name and reach people with the good news. I believe that God has called me to use my graphic design and photography as a way to bring glory to Him and to share the gospel with people all over the world.
While I was attending the Bible Institute I also learned many things about discipleship, ministry and sharing the gospel and I began to sense that God was calling me to do ministry with Word of Life. When I found out about CCI I was very interested in it because it would allow me to do ministry while at the same time finishing my degree. Over the spring and summer, God used my mission trip and various friends and campers to point me towards doing CCI in Portugal.
"You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 16:11