Following a night-to-day salvation experience in college, I traveled to Hong Kong on a missions trip with Campus Crusade for Christ. One result of that trip was a heart for extending God’s love and forgiveness to the nations.
Various opportunities to interact with international students, immigrants, and refugees over the years, produced in me a desire to know more about God’s plan to reach all nations with His life-saving truth. The Perspectives course helped me see that opportunities for friendship with internationals were not only in my city, but practically in my own backyard. I volunteered as an English Conversation and Friendship partner for many years resulting in long-lasting friendships. For many years I prayed that God would allow me serve Him in a vocational capacity involving missions. That prayer was answered in 2020 when I joined the staff of IFI.
Time and experience have shown me that nothing is accomplished without talking to God (prayer!) first. He allows us to partner with Him to accomplish His purposes. Our part is regular communication with Him, listening to His directions, and following His instructions. I am honored to do this alongside IFI staff.