About this post: Many people that know me have heard me tell the story of my calling countless times. However, for those that may not know me, this post provides some more background information into who I am and the calling that God has placed on my life.
Sometimes God calls us to complete tasks that scare us. These tasks are not always easy and may even seem impossible. These tasks may push us farther outside of our comfort zones than we ever dared to dream of. But isn’t out of your comfort zone the best place to be? It is the place where you truly grow and where your life is changed. Sometimes the scariest tasks have the greatest rewards.
I have been called to live a life outside my comfort zone. When I was ten years old I knew I wanted to be a missionary to Peru. I did not know how I was going to get there or even what I would do once I got there, all I knew was that God had placed an extreme burden on my heart to save the people of Peru and tell them the story of Jesus. I took God’s calling on my life and have done everything I could think of to make it a reality. I have spent the past 3 summers serving in Peru with missionaries. I graduate from Southwestern Assemblies of God University this April with my BA in Elementary Education and my minor in Bible. Having this degree will help me gain access into any closed country. I have been raised in the Assemblies of God. My father is an AG minister who has been a youth pastor, the Oklahoma DYD, and is currently an associate pastor. I love the Assemblies of God and everything they stand for and believe in.
The people of Peru have stolen my heart and changed my life forever. My first trip to Peru, I lived along the Amazon River with no running water, no electricity, and little communication with my family and friends. I was so far out of my comfort zone, yet I felt right at home. I knew I was where I belonged. After spending the past 2 summers with an AG missionary couple living in a hands-on missionary setting, something even greater changed inside of me…after returning to the states, I found myself feeling uncomfortable and craving Peru. I found myself missing the hundreds of mosquito bites. I found myself wishing I were back with the precious little girls that would play with my hair for hours and climb all over me while I was sweating endlessly. I found myself yearning for the boys who would destroy me in soccer and make me look like an uncoordinated mess. I found myself realizing that Peru had become my comfort zone and that maybe my life in the US had become foreign to me.
I am so excited to now be an Associate Missionary to Peru with the Assemblies of God. I am in the process of raising my financial support currently and then I will leave for language school in Costa Rica followed by moving to Peru! To partner with me financially please click here.