My hometown is the great city of Nashville, Tennessee. It's probably one of my favorite cities in the entire world. My immediate family all still live there, and I hope to live there one day again.
The good ole fam
I went to college at UT-Knoxville, and graduated in May of 2010. I majored in public relations with a minor in psychology. I absolutely loved my four years in college, and often miss those good times.
So after graduation, I had absolutely no plans. I didn't really like public relations, and I toyed with the idea of grad school, but I just really didn't know what to do. I have always had a strong call toward missions, and the opportunity came up for me to serve in Haiti for 4 months from August to December. Telling my parents was hard, but they agreed and I embarked on the journey of a lifetime. I got here and for 3 weeks served wherever I was needed: the orphanage, the clinic, and the house.
Right at the end of that three weeks, I was offered a job at Quisqueya Christian School as an elementary aide and English teacher. I had not quite started that job when a little bundle of joy was dropped off at our clinic. Melissa Hope, who I blog about often, was abandon at our clinic, and I decided that I would be responsible and take care of her so that she would not have to go to the orphanage.
I have been with her ever since, which has been for about 3 months. I started teaching and aiding, and it has been so awesome. I love my classes, and I love the staff. I extended by contract until May, so now I'm in Haiti until the end of May.
These are the 5th graders that I aid. I'm in there somewhere :)
So thats pretty much me. I love my job, I love my family, and I love my friends. But, most importantly, I love Christ. He has blessed me with such awesome opportunities and I really want to give Him glory in all of these endeavors.
I have the best friends ever!