“We are trying to impart in them the love of Jesus and how they fit into His kingdom.”
I love reading about missionaries. I love seeing what they are doing. Brittany (standing at right in bottom right hand picture) attended our former church. She lived in Brooklyn as well and worked at a major music publishing company, Cherry Lane. Though I wish I had gotten to know Brittany better during her time here, I grew to love her infectious laugh, her kindness, her passion for photography and her delicious baking !
Leaving her more “comfortable” existence behind to pursue missions, Brittany is now teaching at a Christian school in one of the largest slums in Africa. After looking through some of her photography a few weeks ago, I was deeply moved. I felt so thankful that there are those individuals who take their calling very seriously to do whatever it is God has called them to. I felt so thankful God has given Brittany and other women a desire to give education to children who otherwise would go without!
And now, I’ll give the rest of the post up to Brittany’s own words…
“I came to Africa without a clear direction, just an open heart. Since I’ve been here I’ve been blessed with so many opportunities to serve, almost always in a way that has stretched me beyond my own capabilities.”
“By far the highlight of my time here has been teaching art and Bible classes to the students at Joy Springs Educational Center.”
“We also teach Bible to the two oldest classes. God has continually given Amy and I ideas for these classes. We’ve been using the parables as guidelines and teaching them in a way that focuses on relationship. Many of the kids have Bible knowledge but it ends there.”
Brittany, would you continue to thrive in the work God has called you to! Thank you for your example and your heart for God’s children in Africa!
Consider making a donation to Joy Springs Educational Center! Right now, a total of about $3000 is needed to build another classroom… (sorry if you tried earlier, it is fixed now!)