After visiting the Middle East on two short term trips in 2019 and 2020, Kristine felt that God was calling her to serve there longer term. Her main motivation for engaging in missions comes from Ephesians 2:12: "Remember that you were at that time separate from Christ...having no hope and without God in the world." Having grown up in a Christian family, Kristine never spent one moment of her life without God in the world. She never had to spend one moment not knowing that God loves her and that Jesus died so that she can be forgiven for her sins and have life that lasts forever. But so many people are living their lives hopeless and without even the opportunity to know God because they don't know anyone who knows Him.
The school where Kristine will be teaching Bible and English is one of several projects that are overseen by a local church in partnership with a team of Brazilian and American missionaries. Most of the projects serve refugees from nearby countries, with a focus on caring for persecuted Christians. By living and working in the Middle East, Kristine will be able to develop relationships with Muslim neighbors and study Arabic. Kristine is so thankful for this opportunity to serve as part of a local church that is advancing God's Kingdom in their own country and beyond.
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