“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17) This is so true of my life. I came to Christ when I was young, and it was after hearing the Word of God many times. Since then, God has used His Word to strengthen my faith in who He is and what He will do in my life. My prayer and hope is to encourage kids to know God’s Word so they can personally know Him.
When I was a senior in high school, I was asked to be a teacher’s assistant in an elementary classroom. I soon realized that I really enjoyed teaching kids. After receiving a degree in Elementary Education and a master’s in Personnel Services, I finally was able to teach in a formal classroom. During my summers, I would venture off and visit missionaries, which gave me a passion for missionaries and their work on the field. For two years, I was given the opportunity to teach the kids of a medical mission team in Cameroon, West Africa.
Obed and I married in 2009, and we had four kids soon after – Livia and Micah (twins), Lily, and Laiyla, who are all in middle school. We moved here to Ohio from San Antonio, TX in 2021 and we have so enjoyed getting to know the people here, especially at Old North Church!
Teaching kids to follow Jesus is a mission I love – and then to work alongside parents and volunteers with grace and truth is even better! Please pray with me that the kids at Old North Church will grow to love God’s Word!
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