Due to AIDS mortality, 75% of the population of Botswana (Sub Saharan Africa) is under the age of 29. I have the opportunity to serve with a family in Botwswana, homeschooling their children, building relationships with university-aged students, serving in impoverished areas, and helping support a local church. Other than studying, the majority of my time in college was spent in student development, and I am excited to invest further in college students. I studied Spanish and Teaching English as a Second Language, which are not entirely relative to this experience but did develop my heart for international education. I will apply to graduate school for international education/community development when I return from Africa and am thankful for an experience that is so relevant to my passion.
I will live in Gaborone, Botswana, from August 3rd through December 14th with a teammate I already adore and a family of five. The International Mission Board pays for 3/4 of the total cost of the trip (HALLELUJAH!) so I am only responsible for $3,750. This covers flights, insurance, housing, and food for the entire four months. Please join with me in prayer over the next four months and prayerfully consider supporting me financially. I am working diligently to raise as much of the cost as I can and any contribution would be greatly appreciated. You can donate through this website by clicking "DONATE!" or message me for an address to send it directly. Be sure to click "Private" on the donation page if you wish to hide who you are/how much you gave from everyone other than myself.
I hope you feel encouraged by how the Lord is moving in my life and in all corners of the world! I am eager to share this journey with you all. Thank you!! I wouldn't be where I am without your love and support.
- Susan O'Donnell
- Joy Mangrum