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I am excited to be a part of the Word of Life Portugal team which is focused on evangelism and discipleship ministries alongside of local churches. Once on the field, I will be privileged to assist with the Olympian children’s Bible club, mentor and connect with short-term young ladies, help with the camping ministry, and help to care for the missionaries in the Western Zone.
As a result of growing up in a Christian home where the local church was a priority, I heard the Gospel at a very young age. Therefore, when I was seven, I came to the realization that I was a sinner, Jesus shed his blood on the cross for my sins, and I needed to ask for forgiveness to be reconciled to God.
During my elementary school years, I came face to face with the truths in Luke 10:2 where Jesus said “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” I realized I was that laborer and went through my high school and college years intent on wanting to teach school to missionary children once I was done with my schooling. However, God had other plans.
For the past 20 years my path has included teaching school in a public elementary school, working with the children at my church, and spending my summers volunteering at the Word of Life Ranch which is a children’s camp. The summer of 2019 God began to stir my heart and as I began the next school year I was wondering if a change was imminent. After conversations with several people I began walking the path towards serving God full-time in Portugal. The mission of glorifying God is the same, but the path is moving from the US to Portugal.
Isaiah 26:3-4 3 "You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock."