● 16 – “I think I will spend a year doing mission work after I finish high school and before I go to college”● December 2006 – went to Uganda with her mom● After high school, held back college and went to Uganda to teach for a year.
“…I’ve noticed something about people who make a difference in the world: They hold the unshakable conviction that individuals are extremely important, that every life matter. They get excited over one smile. They are willing to feed one stomach, educate one mind, and treat one wound. They aren’t determined to revolutionize the world all at once; they are satisfied with small changes. Over time, though, the small changes add up.” -Beth Clark
● “I was walking through life one moment at a time, blown away by what God could do through me if I simply said yes.”
● “I get to provide a home for children who are homeless, a safe haven for children who feel threatened, lost, and unwanted…it is a house of the Lord”
● “But I am just a plain girl from Tennessee. Broken in many ways, sinful, and inadequate. Common and simple with nothing special about me. Nothing special except I choose to say “yes.” “Yes” to the things God asks of me and “yes” to the people He places in front of me. You can too. I am an ordinary person. An ordinary person serving an extraordinary God.”
Amazima Ministry● Amazima means truth. ● Sponsors children so they can go to school. ● Helps women support their family as they make and sell beaded necklaces.● http://www.amazima.org/index.html