Do you ever stop and wonder at where God has taken you? I do. Right now, even as I wait to know exactly where He is taking me next, I sit here and wonder at the role God has given me to fill. I'm blessed to be a link in the global church network that is ministering to families and communities around the world. I'm especially excited to get to play my part in a ministry of the church that focuses specifically on children.
God brought me here through the normal Nazarene channels. I was raised in a Nazarene pastor's home, and graduated from Olivet Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary. During my time at NTS, I also worked with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries at the Global Ministry Center. I've spent a year in Spain as a volunteer missionary and another year in Serbia volunteering with our church's refugee response team. I've also spent several years teaching students of all ages, primarily cross-culturally, in Serbia, South Korea, and the US.
I'm currently serving as Eurasia Region's Holistic Child Development Coordinator. I work alongside local churches to support them in their ministries to children that are caring for boys and girls in every aspect of their beings (spiritually, physically, emotionally, intellectually, and relationally). God has given me a heart for children and a heart for helping. As the HCD coordinator, I get to use both those passions. My role is largely related to Nazarene Child Sponsorship and always focused on helping to improve the quality of care we, as a church, offer children in Nazarene child development centers and in other child-centered ministries. Did you know there are thousands of little ones in Nazarene Child Sponsorship on the Eurasia region alone? Please pray for the children we have the opportunity to serve and those brothers and sisters in Christ working to show God's love to the youngest in our communities and their families.
One of the great blessings of this role is the continuous reminder of the amazing way the body of Christ works together to accomplish the tasks God has set before us. Thank you for the prayers and support that help make my piece of this ministry possible.