Hi! My name’s Grace, I’m twenty-three years old and I’m moving to KENYA! Yes, as in Kenya, Africa. I graduated from college one year ago, and what a year it has been! When I graduated, I had a plan. I was in a long-distance relationship with someone I believed would one day be my husband. We had a plan. I would finish student teaching in the fall, and then I would move to North Dakota. The relationship ended in October of 2016. I had no idea what I was going to do next. As it says in Proverbs 16:9, I decided on a plan, but God determined my steps. I had no choice, but to allow Him to guide me. Through this, God was graciously loving me. I felt angry. I felt cheated. I felt lost. I felt discouraged. I felt like God had led me down a dead-end road. But God, in all of His goodness, made a path through the wilderness. God did not reveal his plans for me right away. He simply guided me one day at a time. Each day he softened my heart with his gracious love and provision. When God knew my heart was ready, He directed my attention to a need in Kenya. After a great deal of prayer and thought, I choose to take this leap of faith, and move to Kenya. Each step that I’ve made since October has led me to Kenya.
I will be teaching the children of medical missionaries, and volunteering in a Kenyan church. The families that I will be serving have sacrificed much to answer God’s call. Each parent wants their child to have a good education, and these families struggle to serve Christ in medicine while providing their children with a solid education. God has gifted me with the skills needed to teach, and He has given me a passion for educating children. This is a burden that I can help lighten from these families.
I am going to be using this blog to document my journey to and my life in Kenya. I’ll be updating this blog with what’s going on in my heart as I move forward, how you can support, pray, or donate to the mission, and photos and stories of how God is working in and through me while I’m there. I’ve linked a donation site on the sidebar of this blog. If you’d like to make a non-online donation, please comment with your email, and I’ll send you more information. If you’d like to learn more about the place I’ll be going, you can visit World Gospel Missions website. Their website has information about the Tenwek Hospital Ministry. I am excited to embrace this journey with you.