These children here in Africa bring me so much joy, I know I am blessed to be a missionary here. They have so little, but give so much!
I am so glad I answered that call to be a missionary, people looked at me like I was crazy when I told them I was going to go to Africa, they thought I was going to let the accident when I was sixteen stop me, but the good Lord had other plans for me. He wanted me here in Africa and I am so glad I have come.
I love hearing these children sing, hearing them praise the Lord. I love the joy they find in every little thing. In a place like this you learn not to take alot for granted, like life and food.
Children starve and die daily here, I have watched children breath their last and have wondered how God could let something like this happen, but we are making a difference, every child saved, every belly fed makes what we do worth it, and every soul we reach out to is well worth it, but its hard to reach out to souls when bodies are starving so we feed bodies first and then we reach out to souls.
We feed both, just as we believe God would want us to do.
I come from a small town, where I am supported by many of the church members, the ones who at first thought I was biting off more than I could chew now see what I do, and want to do what they can to help these precious children.
Many have lost parents to Aids, and are left carrying for younger siblings who themselves may be dying of Aids, others were abandoned due to disability, and I reach out to them. I think some look to me a little more because they see in me a disability does not have to disable your spirit and stop you from dreaming your dreams.
We are going to celebrate Christmas soon, and yes I am going to miss my parents, my younger sisters, but they understand what I am doing, and have sent me here with much love and support! They believe in me and what I do, and my younger sister Cheyene says when she finishes highschool she wants to go into the mission field.
Who knows maybe one day we will be missionaries together.
Until next time this is