This past fall was my first volunteer work with World Concern, where I worked in the marketing department transcribing field interviews and writing thank-you notes to donors.
I have always had an interest in missions work, and have had a heart for poverty issues since I was in college. I studied poverty issues while earning a Latin American History degree at the University of Washington, and did short missions working with abused and neglected kids at Queen Louise Home for Children at Fredrikstead, St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
I love the fact that World Concern shares the Word of God via actions rather than words. The fact that people are out in the field doing things that help the lives of people, rather than just insisting on religious ritual, does more to spread the Word of God than any other action we could be doing. It’s actual love rather than religious rhetoric, and it’s what sets Christianity apart from the others. Volunteering at World Concern has helped me rekindle my passion to help solve poverty issues across the globe, and I hope to do far more of that in the upcoming years.