From: Chicago, IL
Arrived in the Dominican: Currently raising support
Current Financial Support Level: 1%
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Freedom International Ministries, Inc.
2905 E 46th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
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At a young age I began attending Camp Moyoca, a summer camp affiliated with Moody Church. I remember being 8 years old and watching my counselor worship and thinking it was beautiful and that I wanted to love God as much as she did. But I was afraid that making a commitment to follow Christ would mean giving up all things “fun” or that there would be too many rules to follow.
It wasn’t until I was in college, where I had made poor decision after poor decision, that I realized I needed a Savior. I finally got a taste of what I had longed for for so many years. I finally understood that camp counselor who worshipped like what she had was more precious than anything this life could offer. I came to realize that a life in pursuit of Jesus and loving his people was more satisfying than anything I had tried before to fulfill me.
Much of my story has unfolded at Freedom, beginning in 2012, when I went on a senior mission trip to the Dominican Republic. We spent all of 6 hours with Freedom and I told everyone that one day I would go back and teach there (nobody really believed me, not even myself). I am forever grateful that God continued to bring me back to Freedom. I had no idea that over the course of almost 10 years, God would prepare my heart to walk in obedience and say “yes” to a life of serving and loving in the Dominican Republic. I am honored and excited that God has called me to do life with these people.