I was born in Nairobi, Kenya, to missionary parents and spent my childhood in Kenya. When I was four years old, I understood my own sinfulness and need for God’s grace and placed my trust in Jesus for salvation. I was baptized two years later and shortly afterwards began telling everyone I knew about Jesus. My parents returned to America before my eighth birthday and I went through a difficult time of culture shock and adjustment. At age twelve, I surrendered my life to the Lord for His service in missions overseas or ministry here in America.
While I was in my second year of college, I attended a missions conference and felt God calling me to China. After I completed a certification for teaching English, I moved to Qingdao, China where I taught English and assisted with local house churches for four years. Afterwards, I returned to America in order to complete my college education and eventually graduated with a Master’s degree in Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) from Columbia International University. I then returned to China and taught English in western China for two years. Due to political changed in China during that time, I was unable to continue my ministry there and returned to America where I taught at a Christian school for two years.
I am currently living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I serve with a ministry called the Pittsburgh Region International Student Ministries (PRISM). My goal is impact the international college students with the love of God, and share the wonderful message of hope and peace that I have found in trusting Jesus. With over 12,000 international students in Pittsburgh, this strategic location provides the perfect opportunity for Christians to reach the nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am blessed to be a part of this amazing ministry to the international college community and thank God for giving me the opportunity to serve Him in this city.