a 20-something Christian missionary
focused on human trafficking prevention,
living between Australia & New Zealand
and not my native U.S.A.
I wear as many colors as I please,
listen to music most hours of the day,
and visit the forest whenever possible.
1996+: Years before I knew that slavery is still a problem He gave me a fierce desire for justice after I began learning about the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
1997: One Christmas evening God put a burden for Europe on my heart.
2009: Over months I learned about human trafficking and realized this was what He’d prepared me for.
2010: In a weekend He changed me and called me to be a missionary with One Mission Society (OMS), serving with HOPE61, OMS’ ministry of human trafficking prevention.
2011: Graduated from Houghton College. With OMS/HOPE61 I was assigned to Asia, and then, much to my joy, reassigned to Europe. Throughout this year I was fundraising.
2012: For technical reasons I was re-reassigned to Asia. I attended cross-cultural training and, just four days before the plane left, was told I didn’t have to go. (Much to my relief.) I served at OMS headquarters and prepared for a few months in Australia/New Zealand with my eye still on Europe.
2013: Australia/New Zealand ended up lasting the whole year. God spoke to me and said it would be a “long time” (Whatever that means!) until I serve Him in Europe.
2014: Two months of fundraising to return to Australia/New Zealand turned into a year and a half.
2015: In May all that hard work paid off and I returned to ministry in the southern hemisphere. More, both brilliant and difficult, happened than I expected!
2016: This year I want to be more intentional in coaching three new team members (1 Aussie, 2 Kiwis) and in seeing HOPE61 first strengthen (January-June) and then grow (July-December).
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NOTE: My posts are categorized by place, as place has meant so much in my life. Categories include: USA, Houghton, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland. Posts are marked according to place they are written about, or where I was located when I wrote.