In the spring of 2016, I was teaching seventh grade math in Culpeper, VA when I began to feel a heightened interest and tug on my heart for ministry abroad. Over the next six months, I continued to pray about this desire God had laid on me. I saw that Amazima Ministries had an opening for a teacher at the Amazima Staff Children’s School - a school for children of the missionaries who serve with Amazima Ministries in Jinja, Uganda. I applied, and in 2017, I was offered the position as the Math Teacher at The Amazima Staff Children’s School!
Currently, I have the privilege of serving with Amazima Ministries by teaching at Good Shepherd's Fold International School. I no longer teach solely the children of Amazima missionaries but children of missionaries for a variety of organizations in the area. This allows the families we serve to continue to serve in the calling God has for them in the Jinja area, knowing that their children are being cared for and receiving an education that will equip them for whatever God has planned for them after high school. While my role changes year-to-year, I am currently teaching three math classes, a literature class, a typing elective, and serving as the HR Coordinator for our school. There have been many challenges over the years, but through it all, God's faithfulness, kindness, and goodness has been incredibly evident in both my life and the lives of those around me.
Please pray for our school as we disciple and teach these students! Our students are facing the same challenges that kids and teens are facing in the U.S., but they are facing them in a culture that is not their own and with an ever-changing community surrounding them. To be able to walk alongside my students as they navigate this is simultaneously my greatest joy and what most often brings me to my knees.
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