Today we get to introduce you to Sarah, our newest CAMA worker. She’ll be heading to a new CAMA location in North Africa.
While growing up in Pennsylvania, Sarah’s parents always housed Alliance international workers who were visiting their church. She was thrilled to hear their stories. At the age of 14, Bob Fugate, an Alliance worker from Chile, spoke at her church and God burdened her heart for the lost. That day she surrendered her life to full-time ministry.
Sarah graduated from Toccoa Falls College in 2007. She then served two years as an apprentice in Burkina Faso. While in Burkina, she was involved in teaching English, hosting a bi-weekly English Café, helping at two different women centers, and subbing at the International School of Ouagadougou.
The apprenticeship opened her eyes to community development, and she realized she needed additional skills to be effective in other cultures. In 2012, Sarah graduated from Eastern University with a master’s degree in leadership and international development with a concentration in disaster relief.
Since then, Sarah has been waiting on God’s timing for her to return to international ministry. During this period, God has proven Himself faithful. In May 2017, Sarah was appointed to join the CAMA team!
In January of next year, Sarah will fly to France for one year of language study. After finishing, she will move to North Africa to work alongside The Alliance team. Her responsibilities will likely include working at a café and teaching English. She will also be looking to join existing development projects through local NGOs.
For you to get to know Sarah better, we asked her a few questions.
What are three things we should know about you?
- I love cooking and baking. This is how I unwind and relax. The more stressed I am, the more food may appear for others in my kitchen or as a treat at work. Hospitality is something I value, and I really enjoy baking and entertaining in general.
- I really enjoy working outside in the yard and flower beds. There’s something relaxing about mowing, pulling weeds, nurturing beautiful flowers, fruits and vegetables, and landscaping.
- I also love the challenge of couponing, especially for groceries. This first started when I was a college student, and now it’s a way of life. It’s been a ministry at times for coworkers in need, or food-drive projects that my church sponsors.
We’ll also add she’s a master geocacher.
How can we pray for you?
- Pray for French language acquisition.
- Pray that I will be an asset to the team and blend well with them.
- Pray that others will see Christ in me.
- Pray for opportunities to share my story and where God is taking me on this journey.
- Pray that God will supply all the funds needed to depart on time.
You can support Sarah through a one-time or recurring gift as she begins her journey to North Africa.