God first placed in my heart the love for missions in western Europe back in college when I had the chance to visit England on multiple mission trips working with youth in the city of Nottingham. After college I spent a few years growing in church ministry before heading off to Lincoln Christian Seminary for my masters degree. Toward the end of my degree God brought back the desire to serve God overseas, which is when I discovered TEAM. After prayer and conversations with TEAM I decided to pursue a trip to Ireland to work with a church in Swords, Ireland. After that first trip I fell in love with the people of Ireland and God truly transformed my heart. In 2018 I visited Limerick to meet with Limerick Baptist and meet with a variety of college students. It was there that God showed me the need to share the gospel and the everlasting love God has for the young adults in Ireland, specifically in Limerick.
While in Limerick I will be pursuing relationships with college students looking to grow deeper in their relationship with God, and their knowledge of the word of God. As well as helping non-believers discover how a relationship with God could transform their lives. I’m looking forward to meeting with students one on one, having fellowship at the milk market in the middle of town, doing bible studies and attending Cafe Church, an evening service at Limerick Baptist.
The people of Ireland whether in Swords (east coast) or Limerick (south-west) have overall been so welcoming and hospitable. They have really taught me what it means to make the most of my time, and enjoy the little moments. Ireland is an island not only known for potatoes but for seafood, community, water sports, football (American soccer) and Gaelic football. I’ve really seen how God’s desire for us to be in community is something already ingrained into the culture of Ireland.
Please pray for the team in Ireland who are serving in multiple areas and focuses. Pray for communities and opportunities to share the good news and the love of God in some of the darkest places in Ireland.