Building bridges to the people of the world, one story at a time.
Everyone has a story to share.
Some are ordinary, some are glorious and some are heart-wrenching – but all are unique.
Together, they add depth to the Master Storyteller’s tale: the story of millions who have never heard the gospel and how He has woven the story through the centuries to bring that message to them, even in the farthest corners of the globe.
It’s the Ultimate Story: a carefully crafted, achingly poignant, grace-filled masterpiece.
My story, unpolished.
I call myself a storyteller — minus the label “master.” I am broken, flawed and desperately in need of that grace-filled gospel story. I am a work in progress.
From June 2012 to July 2013, I served as a journalist/media coordinator for SIM in East Africa. That year instilled a love of Africa — the people, the laughter, the sights, the sounds, the colors, the textures. It also instilled a love for the bigger Story playing out among many Africans — that of the gospel transforming lives.
Now, I have returned to East Africa, for another year-long term.
Where does my story fit? I’m not sure yet — but I have heard it said that calling is where vocation and the needs of the world meet. It seems to illustrate my path during the past few years.
I’m a farm girl with a background in newspapers, magazines, college newspaper advising, freelance writing and higher education. I’m also a distance runner.
So, how did I end up in Africa?
I love finding out what makes people’s stories unique and finding ways to put those stories into words or images — wherever I am in the world. The languages and customs may be different, but everyone still has their own narrative.
A few years ago, I didn’t know Africa would be the setting for that passion — but God did.
The next chapter.
Why do I do what I do? I believe everyone’s story matters. My goal is to build bridges to the people of the world.
When I think of Africa, I think of them. They are Africa — their stories are part of the greater tale God is weaving about the continent.