Hello! I’m 18 years old from Alberta, Canada. I grew up in the church, in a Christian home and never really understood what it meant to be in relationship with God. I would pray before I went to bed, and at the table before we would eat, and went to church every Sunday, but never knew what a relationship with Him meant, or really looked like. I had witnessed people get healed, saw a woman walk up out of her wheel chair and walk across the front of the church, and still didn’t understand who God was, or what He could really do through me, and what he was all about. I went through trials that brought me to where I am now and still I am longing and searching for more of God and really wanting to see what He can do through my life to show His glory to others. I’ve had incredible encounters with God over the last few months that have pushed me to take the next step, and to take a leap of faith.
Nothing brings me more joy than being around children! Especially babies. It’s my greatest passion, most would say obsession, but I have a huge heart for children and youth. I went on a missions trip this spring to Thailand, with Imagine Thailand, and immediately fell in love with the country, the people, and the culture. While I was there the first place we went to when we got to Mae Sot, where I will be staying, was an orphanage. And my heart just broke. But not in the way that I felt sorry for the kids, but God showed me His heart and His love through these kids that we got to just love on, and have fun with for a few hours, and I knew that my heart was where God wants me to be. I have a dream of opening a school of creative arts for children, youth, and women out of human trafficking and bring them to a place of safety where they can express themselves through art, music, dance, and fashion! After the missions trip I knew I had to go back, and that I couldn’t stay away for very long because every time I thought about that missions trip I longed to go back.
I believe that returning to Thailand through ISM is the first, and one of the biggest steps of faith I can take at this point in my life in pursuing all that God has for me in my future. I cannot express how excited I am for this opportunity, and how much expectation I have for the 6 months I am there!
“They will know that I am the Lord, when I disperse them among the nations and scatter them through the countries.”