The idea of a global body of believers in Jesus has been a defining ethos for the Christian community for thousands of years. The fervor and passion poured into the realization of that international community has been constantly refreshed and redefined through each new generation, from the house churches in Jerusalem to the grand cathedrals in Europe, and highlighted through the great missionary movement of the nineteenth century.
It was into this story that I was born, it was into this story that I became enthusiastic as a young child. With the love and direction of gracious parents, I began experimenting with this idea of missions, allowing myself to become transformed by what I was experiencing on foreign lands.
All this led to a two-month internship with CMF to the slums of Nairobi, Kenya in the summer of 2008, followed by a seven-month apprenticeship with CMF in the same location. In 2013, after graduating from Emmanuel Christian Seminary, I affiliated with CMF as a full-time missionary in Nairobi. From September 2013 to December 2015 I worked with Missions of Hope in Mathare Valley, a slum on the outskirts of Nairobi.
This was an incredible experience for me as I worked in the micro-finance department and taught theological classes to local church leaders. Beginning in 2016 I am transferring to the CMF team in Zomba, Malawi, to begin working in a local seminary associated with the Namikango Mission. I look forward to joining the team there, learning more about Malawian culture and Chichewa, the language, and assisting where I can at Namikango.