Six years ago I began a journey that I thought would be over in just a few short weeks. As I prepared for a short term mission trip to Sri Lanka the summer after my freshman year of college, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. What I discovered was a small glimpse of what it means to be part of the body of Christ. I was blessed to meet and work with my brothers and sisters half way across the world and begin to understand just how big God is. It took me a long time to sort through everything I experienced in Sri Lanka, but I knew I needed to continue sharing the love of God in Christ. Now, three years after graduating from college, things are finally coming full circle.
In a few short months I will be embarking on a great adventure. I have been accepted in to the Young Adult Service Corps of the Episcopal Church as aChristian missionary. In late summer, I will be leaving San Diego for Honduras, where I will be teaching for one year. I am so excited for this opportunity to build relationships with the people I will be working with, strengthen connections within the Church, and continue to share the love of God in Christ.But I can’t do it without your support!
The total cost for my year abroad is $20,000. Thankfully, the Mission Personnel Office of the Episcopal Church will generously fund half of the year’s expenses. I am responsible for raising the other $10,000, which is only $30 a day, $200 a week, or $840 a month. Please consider joining me in this amazing adventure as a prayer or financial supporter.