In exactly three weeks, I am moving to Nairobi, Kenya. I have received so many questions about where I'm going, and what I'll be doing that I decided to do a Q and A.
Why are you moving to Kenya?
That's an easy one..because I feel The Lord calling me there. A few years ago I visited short-term a tennis camp in Nairobi, and I fell in love with the kids and the people, and I realized it was much bigger than tennis. God has a purpose for me in Kenya, and I am excited to see all He will do.
What will you be doing?
I will be working at Sadili Oval (http://sadili.com), which is a Kenyan non-profit that uses sports to empower youth from impoverished backgrounds. They run a school, a sports academy, a girl's power program, and other outreach programs for youth and adults. I will be working with the tennis program and developing an after school program for local children. But mostly I'll be loving on every kid I encounter and letting little ones play with my hair, snap pics with my iPhone, and having spontaneous swim and/or dance parties!
What is your plan for after Kenya?
Only God knows. But I plan on using my time there to write and spend intimate time with The Lord. I'm going for a year initially, and we will see what doors God will open after that!
How does your family feel about the move?
My family has always been supportive of me, and I am very grateful for their love and support. I think it's hard for my mom to see me go, but I know she loves me and is proud of my decision even through the buckets of tears! I will miss my family immensely, and I know they will miss me but I'm only a FaceTime call away!
What are you most excited about?
I am most excited about the kids. I cannot wait to see their faces and get to know their stories. I am excited about making news friends and exploring a new country.
What are you most nervous about?
I am nervous about becoming homesick and missing my family. I am praying to quickly become connected to a local church and form community. Please join me in praying for reliable transportation, a church home, and community.
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