Meet Chloe Bissett, coming to ISM SEA September, 2017, interning at Place of Grace

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Chloe is a student from Northamptonshire, England. She comes from a small, close knit Christian family who enjoy spending time together and travelling. Having just left high school, Chloe is currently enjoying a gap year. After this year, Chloe plans to return to a university in the United Kingdom to study International Relations with a minor in International Development. After university, she prays that she will be blessed with a successful career working for an organization such as the United Nations.

Chloe will be interning for nine months with the Place of Grace Ministries. In this time, she will be working with vulnerable children and teenagers who come from the local Mahatthai slum communities, helping to provide the children with a safe space to learn and grow, showing them the love of God in a largely Buddhist country. As well as this, Chloe will be helping with the food bank that helps feed those in need in the local slum communities.

Prayer requests – Could people please pray for the safety and wellbeing of the children in the slum communities


Meet Jenna Forstrom, coming to ISM SEA September 2017, internship Daughters of Cambodia

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Ministry Location: Daughters of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Ministry Focus: Originally from the East Coast, Jenna Forstrom, grew up in the Pacific Northwest (USA) and spent most of her time outdoors.  She has been serving the homeless community in Portland, Oregon for the past five years and is looking forward to transferring those skills to serve men and women getting out of sex trafficking in Cambodia.  In 2014, she traveled to Cambodia with her parents on holiday and God has been calling her back ever since.  Joining her will be her pitbull mix, Bullet (5) and loves licking beards, watching out the front window and ignoring people who seem really interested in petting him.

Prayer Request: Guidance moving to Cambodia.

Meet Alychia Corcoran, coming to ISM September 2017, Internship Lao Vida

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Ministry Focus: Alychia will be teaching English at Lao Vida, an evangelistic organization in Laos. Through her teaching she will have the opportunity to experience the local culture and community allowing her to expand her perspective. Alychia will be able to share the word of Christ and spread His love in her classes and beyond the walls of Lao Vida. As a gap year student Alychia will be interacting and sharing many meals with local vocational school students, thus expanding the opportunity to carry His presence. Alychia will also be a part of the local church and the youth group, and she will be blessed with seeing how believers practice their faith in Laos. With these incredible opportunities Alychia plans on fulfilling her and God’s desire to share His word and through various ministries, bringing more people to His Kingdom.

Ministry History: Alychia has been on a couple short term missions trips; one to El Salvador in 2014 and another in India in 2016. In El Salvador Alychia was 15 years old and hit several spiritual milestones there; opening her eyes to her throbbing heart for missions. El Salvador was full of lots of singing and dancing along with some playing for ministry, she also went door to door and prayed for people’s needs after giving them a hand with whatever within their home. On the last day in El Salvador Alychia made a commitment to God promising that she would serve Him by any costs in a large prayer between locals and other missionaries. Later on the chance to go to India was brought to her attention. With the love of missions deep in her heart she went to India but was seriously shaken there. The ministry in India was much more low-key than El Salvador. She helped with a feeding program and she also worked with women in sex trafficking. Alychia experienced the extremities of spirituality in India; affirming her desire to take herself and missions work a step further.