Kids: Just 1... 2 year old; married.
Bay Area Film Screening Organizer for The New Sudan, by Nadus Films. www.NadusFilms.com
Love to garden; spend time on the beach and mountains; ski; drink coffee; eat dark chocolate and lead people to a better understanding of our global Christian world!
When I was 13 God gave me a unique calling…simply “to love Africans.”
Since then I have been trying to figure out what that means. Surprisingly, the calling didn’t mean what I thought. I thought I would be in Africa, serving as a missionary, but God’s calling never took me that route. For a while that made me angry, but now I have begun to see God’s perfect plan in it all.
After graduating with a Missions degree and preparing for a life oversees, God made His direction for me clear…it wasn’t to go, it was to stay in the U.S. and raise awareness here.
Now I’m a mom, of a 2 year old boy. He fills our lives with so much joy and…sometimes some frustration…he is 2!
In the last 6 months, after years of trying to be more involved in activism in Africa, God finally said it was time! Since that He has filled my cup with ideas, resources, connections and ways to be incredibly involved in Africa. Above all, I continue to be challenged through my activism to truly LOVE, as He called me to.
Currently we are showing The New Sudan all over the Bay Area to promote awareness for the upcoming election in Southern Sudan, on January 9th, 2011. Southern Sudan’s destiny is about to be decided and films like The New Sudan help people to understand the issue. We then are giving people practical ways to get involved- a sort of grass-roots movement.
God also has given me a bigger dream to use social media and the tools of the internet to bridge the gap, relationally, between the first world and the third. That project is in the works.
I often times feel pulled between ministry, work, being a mom, being a wife and activism…but I know that my following the Lords calling on my life will speak volumes to my son. That is why I am a missional mom! Looking forward to reading the book.