You could say that I started out a reluctant missionary…I was never one of those kids who grew up knowing they wanted to go to Africa and live in a mud hut for the rest of their lives! But God’s gentle persistent voice has led me to this place and now, I wouldn’t change a thing. I started out going on a couple of summer mission trips after graduating from high school. That sparked an interest in mission work, and I decided to go for a bit longer and joined Teen Missions Intl. and worked in Malawi for 18 months. I always assumed that after I finished my term with them that I would go home and get back to “normal” life. Well, God had very different plans and started tugging on my heart for the women of Africa and whispered “midwifery” to my reluctant heart. Desperately hoping that catching babies would not be gross, I obeyed God’s leading, applied for school, and spent two years in the Philippines volunteering at Mercy Maternity Center and learning the valuable skills of caring for women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. After a while of doing short term missions and seeking God’s will on where He wanted me to go, He once again whispered to me “South Sudan.” More than anything, I want to obey my Heavenly Father and glorify His name. I pray that He uses me for His glory while serving Him in the little village of Nyinbuli, South Sudan.
The South Sudan village of Nyinbuli is a remote region south of the Darfur region of Sudan. They recently found them-selves in the middle of the formation of the brand new country of South Sudan, but the people are still reeling from the conflict they found themselves in during the civil war. Before the Nyinbuli clinic began, the nearest place to go to for medical help was a nine-hour walk and when the rains came the journey was impossible. My goal in going to Nyinbuli is to use my skills as a midwife to build relationships with the women of South Sudan and show them the love of Christ and the hope we have in Him. My heart longs to see these women and their families healthy and whole physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
How You Can Help
In order for me to do any of this I need your help! Most importantly, I covet your prayers. If you are interested in helping financially, donations can be mailed or emailed to the addresses below. You can even set up a recurring, online donation. Please be sure to designate “Holly” as the missionary.
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type “Holly” in the missionary blank
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60 W. Terra Cotta Ave, Ste. 169
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
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