Here is the team partnering with The Discovery School in Bujumbura, Burundi, in June. We are going with the specific tasks to teach and model cooperative learning for teachers, to teach Science lessons to the children in primary school, ages 3-8, and to love and encourage the staff of the school. We would love your support both in prayers and finances. If you would like to donate to us, click the donate button on the left. It will direct you to PayPal. You can choose a specific team member to donate to or the team as a whole. We look forward to sharing more of our journey with you.
Occupation: EComm Mortgage Sales
Activities: Family, anything outdoors(hunting, fishing, boating, camping), College football, reading, cooking
Secret Talent: Has done a few archery tournaments
Favorite Bible Verse: "But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it-not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it- they will be blessed in what they do." James 1:25
Occupation: Marketing Director, Northlake Mall
Activities: Mentoring, Books, cooking
Most Excited About: Embracing a small nation that has struggled in ways that I cannot begin to wrap my arms around, but I can't wait to wrap my arms around.
Secret Talent: I'm so transparent that I'm not sure anything about me is secret these days!
Favorite Bible Verse: "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even when youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Activities: Running, serving, traveling, Spanish language, Latino culture
Secret Talent: speaks Spanish
Most Excited about: loving on the people and spending time with them , learning more about their culture and loves.
Favorite Bible Verse: "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:2-4
Activities: dancing, singing, trying new restaurants in Charlotte, UNC basketball
Secret Talent: I went to Governor's School for Choral music...first soprano!
Most Excited About: to invest in the children at the Discovery School and show them an example of Christ's love for all His children.
Favorite Bible Verse: "Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in - put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." Philippians 4:9
Occupation: Volunteer Coordinator
Activities: spending time with family, reading, hiking, drinking coffee, blogging
Secret Talent: I am extremely accurate throwing a football
Most Excited About: building continuing relationships with The Discovery School and the staff and families they represent. Also, experiencing this with my hubby and LifeGroup.
Favorite Bible Verse: "When Jesus said, 'I am he' they drew back and fell to the ground." John 18:6
Occupation: Elementary P.E. Teacher
Activities: Grad School for Educational Leadership, Playing anything(basketball, crochet, tennis)
Secret Talent: What you see is what you get
Most Excited about: Supporting and encouraging teachers in Burundi
Favorite Bible Verse: "Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, 'Come, let's go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised men. Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving whether by many or by few.' 'Do all you have in mind,' his armor-bearer said. 'Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul.'" 1 Samuel 14:6-7
Occupation: Business Analyst
Activities: Discovering new music, serving, traveling, learning about new medical discoveries, economic and public policy perspectives, exercise, cooking
Secret Talent: Wordsmithing
Most Excited About: to have my heart broken, to see hope and joy from a different perspective, to love with intention
Favorite Bible Verse: "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16
Occupation: Speech Pathologist
Activities: spending time with friends and family, serving others, music, tennis, running, and working with children with special needs
Most Excited About: seeing His light in the children and people of Burundi, sharing His love and the gospel with them, and serving them in whatever ways God calls us to. Also, seeing how God uses this time to change my heart and bring me closer to Him.
Secret Talent: I can touch my nose with my tongue.
Favorite Bible Verse: "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples." John 15:5-8