I was adopted from China when I was nine months old by a single woman from Nebraska. God blessed me with a beautiful faith-filled mother who raised my brother and me to trust in the Lord at all times. After graduating from a very small rural school in Humphrey, Nebraska, I attended Benedictine College where I earned degrees in Theology and Psychology. It was at Benedictine that I was able to cultivate my passion for mission and service not only through mission trips but also in learning how to be a servant leader as a Resident Assistant for two years. During my senior year as an RA, one of my teammates, Jocelyne, introduced me to Family Missions Company because she recognized a heart for mission that matched hers.
After graduating, however, I decided to return to Nebraska to be closer to family. I accumulated many titles and job positions while living in Omaha including working as a classroom aide for a Catholic grade school, serving as a youth minister, volunteering on the National Sexual Assault Hotline, and starting/organizing several women’s ministries. But I knew that Love was calling me to something more. After some deep prayer and discussion with my family, I decided to pursue my desire for missions and am excited to begin my journey with FMC this summer