February 19, 2018. One year ago, I wrote a blog that explained the goals and anticipations I had heading into this journey in Guatemala. You can read the whole post HERE. I wrote: I am going to work as a nurse in Guatemala because people are dying unnecessarily and simple education and health care can … Continue reading First Day of Prenatal Care; What God is Teaching Me.
In my last update I shared how I was still in the process of looking for a house to rent. In this update, I am going to tell you all about the one that we found! I'm sharing the house with a friend, Taryn. Her parents are the directors of Hope for Home and we … Continue reading December 2017: A new house!
Dear friends and family, Thank you for praying for me as I get settled in! Many of you have sent emails and texts to ask how I am. Thank you! It means a lot. The last three weeks have gone quickly. I bought a car and have driven it a few times! I was nervous … Continue reading Guatemala: Almost One Month In.
Hi friends! It’s high time for an update. A lot has been going on; this is going to be organized chronologically — read to the very bottom for a financial update too! August 31 — my very last shift at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital in Goderich was bittersweet. The shift was very busy so … Continue reading October Update: medical course in North Carolina, a wedding, a fundraiser, a departure date!
Have you ever been in a situation where you know without a doubt that God is in the middle of it? It can happen in little ways or big ways. Little miracles that are just as overwhelming as big miracles. Example: when I was younger and helping out a VBS with my church in a … Continue reading Next Stop: Escuintla!
Sometimes when I think about the missionaries I know, I think that they have it all together, that everything always works out perfectly for them, that they are “super Christians” and they always do good and are never afraid of anything. A few weeks ago, I woke up to a news article about a shooting … Continue reading Sometimes I’m Afraid: Chicken Buses and Turkeys
THANK YOU to everyone who has committed to supporting me financially and through prayer as I prepare to move to Guatemala. God is always faithful! With your help I have reached 50% of my monthly support goal! Click Here to Donate Now
This past Sunday I had the opportunity to share with my church, Faith Community Church in Alliston, about my upcoming move to Guatemala. I had wanted to tape it and post it here, but somehow the sound didn't get recorded! What can you do? Instead, I've posted a transcript of what I said -- the only thing … Continue reading Presentation at Church April 30, 2017
Dear friends, Thank you for checking back here! You may be wondering where I have disappeared to the past two months since I last posted. I ran into some roadblocks because Hope for Home is an American organization and I’m Canadian. Long story short, I have become a full-time missionary under Global Outreach Mission, but will … Continue reading Global Outreach Mission, a tough month for Guatemala, and a little bit straight from my heart.
Hello! Thanks for joining me on this journey to Guatemala. Many of you have known me for years, but for those who haven’t, let me give you a bit of background. In 2008 when I was 14 years old, I went to Guatemala with Global Shore Opportunities (GSO). After that two-week trip I felt God impressing on my … Continue reading Welcome!