What an amazing year of missions this has been for me! These were not just my first international mission trips, they were life-changing experiences that God has used in a wonderful way. I went on my first Global Encounters trip in March, 2009 to Colombia. Shortly after that, with the economy taking a toll on construction, I was laid off from my job as a project manager. Since I had time on my hands I was able to go on two other trips that year, one to Peru and the other to Chiapas, Mexico.
I loved every trip. I found huge delight in helping people by witnessing, discipling, and meeting physical needs. It gave me experience getting out of my comfort zone and serving Christ in new ways. Something was different about the Chiapas, Mexico trip though. While there, God spoke to my heart. I felt as though God would have me come back for at least a somewhat longer period of time.
I did return in January, 2010 and stayed a couple of months. One month with the GE language team and one by myself. God showed me that I was to come back and work full time with Nathan Terrell (missionary in Chiapas). It has been such a blessed journey. I am grateful for the ministry of GE, for the role it has played in my life and how God has used my time with them to give me direction in my life. To God be the glory!
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