Joanna SuichNewsletters

    Home State: California
    Favorite Destination: The gorgeous east coast of Taiwan with green mountains on one side and clear turquoise ocean on the other. I spent almost seven years serving on the mission field there and it’s definitely feels like one of my homes now.
    Favorite Starbucks Drink: I like trying new things but a consistent favorite is the Vanilla Bean Frappucino
    My desk always looks like: Very organized with a few succulents, photos of my kiddos in Taiwan, and a to-do list.
    Me in 12 Words or Less: Life with Jesus is a grand adventure because no matter what, He’s with me!

    About Joanna:

    When I was seven years old, I grabbed a plastic shovel, marched to the backyard and proceeded to dig my way to China. I’d heard someone say that phrase and I believed seven was old enough to be a missionary on my own in China. Imagine my shock and disappointment as a little girl when I was told that I couldn’t actually dig my way to China!

    Fast forward many years and although I haven’t made it to China yet, I did make it to the island of Taiwan nearby. I spent almost seven years on the island, teaching English, mentoring juvenile delinquents in a group home and getting lost in the narrow alleyways of my city.

    When I’m not serving or working on my degree, I can usually be found doing photography, writing, traveling or making friends laugh.

    God recently led me to move to California to continue pursuing social work. Everything is new to me here and although change is sometimes hard, I am excited at this new adventure He has me on! A quote from Corrie ten Boom really sums it up well: “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

    What I do:

    I write newsletters and other content for Global Encounters. I love telling the stories of what God is doing around the world.

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