In Global Stories

This past month has been jam-packed with emotional highs and lows as I finished my job as a nanny, visited family for what I anticipate was the last time before heading out and started learning Swahili. With each step, this whole God-journey becomes a little more real and tangible. On that note…

Y’all, I am so excited to share my visa has been applied for! What does this mean? Well, I’m so glad you asked. This means that if everything is approved as quickly as possible, I could be in East Africa in as little as 6 weeks. However, I still need to raise about 45% of my monthly financial support before I leave (Prayer points 1 & 2). 

As I mentioned, I started learning Swahili this past week. So far it is definitely a highlight of each day. I take great joy in being able to call my brother kaka and defend myself with the argument I’m just learning a new language (Prayer point 3).

I’m so thankful I got to spend time with my brother and his wife and my sister and her family. I also got to meet my new niece, born in December! Family is one of the best gifts. The goodbyes are bittersweet but I am so excited to actually get to Africa, begin building relationships and see what the Lord does.

Thank you so much for partnering with me and joining me on this journey as we participate together in what God has in store for the people of East Africa!


1. My visa would go directly to whoever is involved in approving it and would rise to the top of the pile miraculously
2. Finances would come in quickly
3. I would pick up Swahili quickly

With excitement,