Hi my name is Emily Bustard and I am from Collingwood, Ontario.
I grew up in a strong Christian family. However, it wasn’t until my later years of high school that I really began to realize the need to make my faith my own. During that period I began to desire more of God’s presence in my life and a deeper personal relationship with him. This definitely grew exponentially when I went off to university. The last four years studying at Trinity was an amazing season of my life filled with so much growth, friendship and joy. I had the opportunity to lead a dorm of girls. This confirmed my heart to encourage and love on others. I graduated from Trinity Western University in BC this past spring with a BSc in Biology. I am taking steps toward the medical field with the hopes of medical missions in the future.
I have always had a real interest and desire to do missions. During high school I went to Panama and Cuba on short term trips. These were just the beginning spark of a growing desire to find ways to help fill the many needs out there. In university I went to Haiti for a month and loved it, being able to just play with kids, build relationships and serve. The past few years there has always been this desire in my heart to serve in India. Having just graduated I was seeking God for an opportunity to serve overseas with the hopes that it would lead me to India. When an opportunity to join ISM came available I was so thrilled. I am so excited for this fall; to be able to love on others and serve.
I will be interning with Living God Church in Chennai India. I am anticipating a wonderful journey of much growth, in which I can journey, along side those around me, closer to our beautiful Jesus.