Hello everyone! Thank you so much for checking out this page!

I am so excited to announce that I will be heading off to Zimbabwe for 11 months through the SALT program to be working with Brethren in Christ Church Zimbabwe helping out with their Administrative team. I will be leaving Canada on August 15th, 2018 and returning July 13th, 2019.

As some of you know, I tried this process last year and got a position but did not feel at peace about it. I ended up declining and have been working for the year. During that time I have finished my degree (YAY!) and been working full time. During this past year I have been praying on what I should be doing with my life at this point and how to get there. To be honest, I was at a complete loss, and felt like I was aimlessly wandering. I had thoughts about reapplying for SALT but was scared of not getting a position I would enjoy and be overcome with disappointment and failure. It was around Christmas (2017) during the night that I felt at peace about applying for SALT and came to the conclusion that if God really wants me to do this He has a way and knows my heart better than I do.

Throughout the process there have been many ups and downs, but ultimately God knows whats best for me. During the process I wanted ANYWHERE but Africa. I would pray, "God, send me where you need me to go... but not to Africa!" Ironic, right? The real reason I didn't want to go to Africa in the beginning was because I didn't want to be a cliche. I didn't want to be that typical Christian missionary going to Africa. But God has a huge sense of humor and always has (ask me sometime and I can go on and on!), so when the opportunity to work in Zimbabwe came up I was pretty reluctant at first. I had about a week to decide if this was something I wanted to do. I asked some friends and my parents on what I should do. They all said they would support me no matter what. During the week I continually prayed and God gave me the answer but I wasn't wanting to listen. He told me right away, "Yes!", but I was still upset. I thought, "really God, AFRICA?!?! You're going to make me go there?! WHHHHHYY?!?!?!?!" It was during this week a song that I forgot about came on my playlist while I was driving and I started crying knowing that I needed to accept this position despite my hesitations and doubts. After I said 'yes', I had this overwhelming peace wash through me and I knew this was exactly what I needed to be doing.

So now I am here asking for my friends and family's support. This support can be in any number of ways. Either through prayer, encouragement, finances, having a listening ear, sending funny memes, etc. Any way you are able to support me means so much!

If you have any questions or anything at all please contact me!

Thank you for reading this little / long blurb and I wish you guys all the best:)

- Kelsey

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