Hi my name is Kylie Hobern and I am from Ruakaka, New Zealand.
I have however spent the past 15 years living in London, UK. I have two brothers, two gorgeous nieces and two amazing parents who are all here in the UK with me.
I grew up in a Christian family with my Mum and Dad both having missionary parents. My Mum was born in Egypt and my Dad in the Solomon Islands. Growing up my Grandfather used to always tell me stories about his time in the Middle East and God’s amazing supernatural provision for him and his family. I therefore grew up with both a desire to travel the world and to serve others.
My desire to serve others lead me into a career as a nurse and I have been blessed for many years to work as a nurse in the field of sexual health. This experience has given me the opportunity to work with victims of sexual assault and also work alongside commercial sex workers both in the clinic setting and in the community in the brothels of London. As a part of Hillsong Church we support the A21 campaign against human trafficking which has really educated me on the sex industry in a global context.
Six months ago a friend of mine told me that I needed to watch a documentary called ‘Furious Love’. When watching the section on the Nightlight I felt so touched and challenged by what I saw I jumped straight on the internet to research the programme.
To serve those in the sex industry has been a desire in my heart for a long time and I am honoured to be able to intern with The Well whilst in Thailand. I pray that this experience will stretch me and grow me but above all else I pray that this is just the beginning of the journey. I thank God for this amazing opportunity and look forward to sharing it with you all!