Back to Kenya

Dear Family and Friends, 

I pray that this finds you and your family well. As many of you know, the last year has definitely been the year of transitions with the start of Marcus’ and I’s marriage, moving into our first home together, and beginning my dream job as an Elementary School Counselor within the Harrisburg School District. Additionally, since spending time in East Africa in the summer of 2015, God has created a Kenya-shaped hole in my heart. My passion for this ministry, those kids, and the teachers is indescribable. During my first trip to Kenya, I was fortunate enough to get to know Jessica Pomerenke and her heart for the ministry. It is through the grace of God that now we have the opportunity to co-lead a trip back to the place that holds such a large chunk of my heart! I get to go back and hug not only my sponsor babe, but also so many other students whom I miss dearly!! The summer months will seem to fly by as Marcus and I have acquired a free trip to the Dominican Republic in May (BOGO on the honeymoon booking!), spending time in Kenya with Simba in June, and a family wedding in July in Pennsylvania. As often as I try to make my own plans, God’s seem to turn out better every time!

On June 14th, we will be departing on a short-term mission trip to Kenya for 14 days. While there, we will work in direct relation with the partner school of Simba Educational Ministries. Through this ministry, we will be assisting in classrooms, working with learners, and collaborating directly with the teachers of the school there. We will also be blessed enough to spend time visiting the homes of some of the children sponsored through Simba. Most importantly, we will be showing the love of Jesus Christ through serving and loving on others.

I am writing this to you to not only give you an update on my life, but also to ask if you would consider collaborating with me both prayerfully and financially. While I have been involved in local ministries, I am so grateful that God has given me the opportunity to be His hands and feet overseas again. If you are able to contribute financially, I would be very grateful. Fundraising for this trip is done individually. Even more than financial support, I am asking for your support in prayer. It would mean the world to me if you could commit to pray for myself, Jess, and our team. I am very humbled to have this opportunity but know it would not be possible without the loving support of friends and family.

If you have any questions regarding my trip, I would love to answer them as best as I can. Thank you for your support, prayers, and consideration in collaborating with me during this journey.

I thank you in advance for your prayers and financial support!


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