- Sep 26 One of our lovely team members initiated a fund drive for baby dolls and soccer balls for the children. Funds were gathered by Pensacola area churches, and 250 baby dolls and that many soccer balls were purchased in Lima.
Janice retired from her career as an Official Court Reporter serving in Santa Rosa County, Milton, Florida. During the latter years of her career, a love for missions began to bloom and soon became a passion. Janice completed the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course and became a Second Career Missionary with Globe International in 2014. Janice was a single mom of five children, and has thirteen grandchildren.
Janice began her missions journey in 2010 by joining a Reimagine Peru construction team and traveling to Santa Rosita, Lima, Peru. Santa Rosita is an extremely impoverished shantytown on the outskirts of Lima. The focus of the team was to replace the hovels that the residents were living in and to develop loving relationships with the people. Over the years, evangelism and teaching have taken on major roles in the annual mission. Janice believes helping those in need while advancing the kingdom of God is a perfect combination. Janice has traded climbing the mountain high places to work construction for cooking with the cooks in the kitchen and providing sewing supplies and needlework instruction and supplies to the ladies of the community. Some of the ladies she taught are now selling their creations to help support their families. Janice loves to provide art supplies to the talented resident artist who sells his paintings to the team members and in the city squares of downtown Lima. It gives Janice great pleasure to help the people of Santa Rosita help themselves, their families, and their community.
Peru is and will continue to be a much loved mission for Janice. Other short term mission goals include visiting Challenge Farm in Kitale, Kenya, home to nearly 200 abused or abandoned children, and going to Nicaragua to visit Children of Destiny’s two orphanages. Janice would like to go on mission with Globe to many other parts of our world. One of Janice’s favorite home missions is Pensacola Teen Challenge Women’s Center, where she frequently teaches day classes and leads monthly evening chapel services.
It is Janice’s heartfelt prayer that love for missions blossoms in the hearts of all Christian believers, that we might better pray for and support the advancement of God’s kingdom in the earth.