Ever since childhood, I have had a strong desire to be involved in foreign missions. I was supported in this by my parents and waited on God’s timing as I grew up. I had opportunities to participate in several mission trips, both foreign and domestic, while earning my nursing degree from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. I proudly received my Bachelor of Science in May of 2006. While in nursing school, I traveled, among other places, to Tanzania, Africa, to do medical mission work at the Chimala Mission Hospital. This experience served to greatly increase my desire to do missions and to confirm my already suspected passion for the people and culture of Africa.
Following graduation, I moved to North Carolina and was blessed to minister on an adult Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. During the summer of 2008, I moved back to Arkansas to be closer to my family. I am currently employed by Arkansas Children’s hospital where I love reaching out to the kids and to their families as part of my daily job.
In 2007, I began considering the possibility of joining a team preparing for long-term mission work in Angola and felt the Lord leading me to participate in a survey trip. We (the team) began to make plans for departure and prepare for the mission with assistance from Mission Resource Network. In June of 2008, we traveled to Angola to survey the country and identify its needs. In 2008 & 2009, I participated in a medical mission trip to Mexico to gain experience for the future. I have committed to return to Angola with the team for a 5-year initial commitment. I am so excited to be able to combine my heart for missions and my medical skills to help reach the Angolan people with the Good News and expand the Kingdom of God in Angola.