BASIC JOB DESCRIPTION
I am a part-time writer and editor for ASAP, working on articles, prayer cards, and worker updates, among other things.
I have a B.A. in French from Pacific Union College and an M.A. in English as a Second Language from Andrews University.
HOW YOU WERE ORIGINALLY CONNECTED TO ASAP
I’ve known about ASAP for a number of years, having a personal relationship with its founder Judy Aitken, and working just down the street at Adventist Frontier Missions. When I retired from AFM in June 2015, I had no idea that I’d be a widow within nine months. In 2016, I attended Michigan camp meeting and while walking through the organizational display area, I saw Julia O’Carey, the current director of ASAP, who asked me to come see her in her office the next week. I wasn’t sure what God had in mind for me in this new phase of life and Julia encouraged me to pray about joining ASAP!
WHEN YOU STARTED WORKING WITH ASAP
I began my work here in August 2016 and have been blessed to be associated with friendly colleagues who love God, love His mission, and love to affirm the gifts that each of us bring to the ASAP table.
FAVORITE ASAP PROJECT
Reach the World Next Door has to be my favorite ASAP project. God is opening the doors of the world to each of us by bringing a wide array of people from many nations to our local communities. If we pray for opportunities and educate ourselves on how to reach these new neighbors, God will see to it that we have that privilege. Check out this resource: reachtheworldnextdoor.com.
WHAT YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK
There are too many things I like to do outside of work! But some of main interests currently are establishing a discipleship program in my local church for newly-baptized members, taking advantage of witnessing opportunities in my community, visiting, calling, and sending cards of encouragement. I also enjoy oil painting, crewel embroidery, and other crafts, hiking in the woods, traveling to other countries, reading, writing, and making friends.
YOUR FAVORITE BIBLE TEXTS
“Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.” Micah 7:8
“O God, You have taught me from my youth; and to this day I declare Your wondrous works. Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O god, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.” Psalm 71: 17, 18
“Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.” Exodus 4:12