Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Start of Something New

I decided to start this blog in order to share with others the journey that God has me on as He leads me to Kenya, where I have been called to work with the orphans at the Africa Gospel Church Baby Centre. I am a missionary disciple with World Gospel Mission, hoping to be in Kenya by the end of the year, where I will spend two years at the AGC Baby Centre. While there I will be working with the children on early development skills.

My passion for Africa, and the orphans found there, began when I was 16 and went on my first mission trip to Ghana. Since then I have been back to Africa to different countries, but always felt God drawing me toward the children on the streets who had no family to go home to that loved them. In 2004, while in Kenya, I felt the call of God on my life to become a full-time missionary to work with orphans. In 2009 I spent two months at the AGC Baby Centre and had the opportunity to work with the children and to see what an impact this ministry has for the orphans of Kenya. God is doing amazing things through the AGC Baby Centre to touch the lives of children who needed someone to take them in, care for them, and love them until a forever family could be found for them. At the end of my two months, I knew God was not finished with me there. Now I am headed back for two years, and I can’t wait.

Want to find out more about what is going on at the AGC Baby Centre? Follow their Facebook page at!/agcbabycentre

Invitation to Dinner

      On November 4 my parents, Roy and Nancy, are hosting a Soup/Salad Dinner in order to help me serve in Africa. It is going to take place at the West Side Park Pavilion in Nappanee, Indiana. The dinner will take place from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. Those wishing to attend can come anywhere within that time frame to eat.

Would you be interested in providing any type of salad, soup, or a dessert for this event? Please let me know. 

For those of you living outside the Nappanee area a dinner party still awaits. I need $2,435 of monthly support before I can serve at the AGC Baby Centre. In hopes of being in Kenya before the end of the year, I am asking for you to send a virtual salad, soup, and dessert to meet my ministry need. Please RSVP your plate for $25 by using

And for those of you who really like soup, salad, and desserts consider giving a monthly gift to my ministry.

Thanks For Letting Me Share

      Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to share about the ministry of the AGC Baby Centre in Kenya with many people. I would like to say thank you to the churches and groups who opened their doors and their hearts: Mt. Sinai EMC, Hope Church, Open Door, Light and Life, Mosaic, Path Seekers, The Quest, New Life Fellowship and Chandler Holiness Camp.

Garage/Yard Sale Mania

     I wanted to say a big thanks to family and friends who had a garage sale or yard sale to help me raise support. Many thanks go out to those who donated the many items that were sold at these as well. Your time, effort and encouragement mean so much.