WARNING: If you are looking to be inspired by a missionary who has got it all together and who is out there changing the world, let me just stop you right here. This will not the be the blog for you. There is no togetherness here. Just a girl who somehow ended up in Haiti and there became a mother and a sincere lover of God’s grace.
Living in Haiti has taught me a lot. Most of all, I have learned that the world often has a very warped idea of what a “missionary” is supposed to look like. Moving overseas I thought perfection was expected, and when I found myself continually falling short I didn’t know what to do.
God, thankfully, was bigger than the expectations, bigger than my doubt, and bigger than my failures. And for whatever reason he chose to still use me in this country that I love despite how unworthy I have been.
Hence a blog based on confessions.
Here, my prayer is that I can share my story- how an ordinary Christian woman became a (not so perfect) missionary. But even more so, I am writing in attempt to encourage God’s people. I want to give an insider’s scoop, if you will, about what life as a missionary really entails. Setting my previous savior complex aside (yes, I moved to Haiti with a superhero cape tightly tied around my neck), I want to expose the not-so-pretty side of missions. Not because I don’t believe in its importance- I whole heartedly do- but simply because I think we as the church can do better at sending prepared missionaries out into the world. In other words, I want my stories to inspire future/current missionaries to do this whole missions thing better than I have.
So THANK YOU for joining me on my journey and allowing me to confess my struggles as a missionary. May God’s grace continue to cover us all. Because without it we are nothing.
Oh yeah, head over to Instagram to follow my daily confessions via pictures.