The Journey Begins

With every closed door, comes an opportunity for a new beginning. 

Fast forward to about a week ago; I was offered an incredible opportunity to spend the summer living in Jinja, Uganda teaching and serving in ministry!

Last minute drive to Greenville, SC for the Yellow Fever Vaccine! The US is in a shortage and it was the closest location to Asheville.
Last minute drive to Greenville, SC for the Yellow Fever Vaccine! The US is in a shortage and it was the closest location to Asheville.

This past year and a half were spent focused on pursuing faith, growing in my relationship with Christ, personal inner growth, and leaning into the other side of fear. From joining Burn Boot Camp, running a Spartan (and breaking my first bone), serving in Church ministry, volunteering with foster care, to facing my fear of heights through rock climbing, each experience has taught me to say “yes” when God calls. Even when the “how” is not yet answered, and the idea may paralyze me. 

Mission work and global outreach have always been a passion of mine, which was sparked in college while working with Hope for Honduran Children. To date, I’ve always had the call to serve in some compacity in long term mission. More specifically, in Africa. 
In twenty days, I will be boarding a flight to Jinja, Uganda, where I will be working Monday through Thursday teaching English and core content to a group of local missionary kiddos (ages 6-12), while also focusing on the love of God through weekly Bible studies. During my time off, I’ll be volunteering with one or two other local ministries. Ideally, the women’s prison ministry and children’s ministry.

 I am so excited about this opportunity to serve the people of Uganda and to be immersed in their culture for the summer… stay tuned as we take on this next chapter, together!

A 4am wake up call to the Passport Office in Atlanta, GA made for quite the adventure! Same day passport application / pickup, a lunch date with a handsome fella, and a random meaningful conversation with a man named Robert who asked for a coffee. #blessed
A 4am wake up call to the Passport Office in Atlanta, GA made for quite the adventure! Same day passport application / pickup, a lunch date with a handsome fella, and a random meaningful conversation with a man named Robert who asked for a coffee. #blessed

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” — Isaiah 6:8

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