• A little bit more of the story and details!

    A year ago, I was able to go as a volunteer with SAM Ministries to Mozambique from Sept 30-Nov 29, fulfilling a dream that had been put on hold as a result of cancer. I am thankful to God for good health and being cancer free for nearly 5 years. This brings great joy and I am closing that chapter and moving on!

    As Child Sponsorship Coordinator, my responsibility will be overseeing the program including administration, promotion and expansion. Plans are for me to spend half the year in Mozambique and Brazil, working hands-on with the program and the other half in Canada promoting the program and the mission. It’s the beginning of a whole new ADVENTURE for me!

    I have served with SAM Ministries for many years as a child sponsor, volunteer in the office, and as a member of the Board of Directors here in Canada. However, serving as the child sponsorship coordinator and working with children is a life-long dream coming true for me. My plans are to spend 3 months in Brazil to start learning Portuguese and become more familiar with the sponsorship program there; I would leave in March 2014. Both Mozambique and Brazil speak Portuguese, so language study is an important part of my ministry.

    I invite you to partner with me in this new adventure! You have blessed me with your love, support and encouragement as I’ve faced difficult challenges in the past years. In taking this new step into fulltime ministry, I ask for your prayer support. As we stand together in prayer, God works with us in the journey, in the difficulties and joys and accomplishes His divine will. I’ve learned He is faithful and never leaves us. As well, would you consider supporting me financially? I need to raise a monthly support base of $4500.00 to cover personal and ministry costs. I also need approximately $8500.00 to cover initial onetime costs involved for plane ticket, visas, etc.

    If you have any questions or would like more details…feel free to contact me!

  • Transition

    20131114-214854.jpgTransition – movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept to another.

    Here in this part of the world a transition has happened…fall has become winter. Complete with white stuff on the ground, colder temperatures and icy roads…all signs winter has arrived! This month I’m making a big transition as well…the spa where I work has hired someone to replace me! I’m still working a few shifts in November and December, but the reality is I’m not needed anymore. I think they’re just not ready to totally let me leave yet…and I’m ok with it. I enjoy my job and the people I work with! Change is happening and I’m excited to see my life is transitioning into being a full time missionary.  I’m familiar with what to expect as fall becomes winter but I don’t fully  know what this change will mean or look like for me. Discovering that is a big part of the adventure! Being challenged in different ways and learning new things is part of the process. Life is constantly changing and I’m learning to embrace the beauty in every season/transition/change, whatever word you want to use. I encourage you to do the same…each has a unique gift to offer us. Open yourself up to receiving it….that is my goal as I move forward.

    Time to sign off…I’ve got a Portuguese lesson to do! Pray for me! 🙂