Jennifer was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but has spent most of her life in Richmond, Virginia. From an early age, God had given her a passion for literacy and people groups around the world. In 2003 she attended James Madison University. There, in her freshman year African literature class, her heart was set ablaze. The Lord gave Jennifer a calling for those who were the most hopeless, those who were suffering from the ravages of civil war and who were just beginning to start anew.
After graduating with her Master’s in secondary education, Jennifer moved back to Richmond and waited for the Lord to open doors to those places she felt called. She started attending a PCA church in downtown Richmond. There, she gained experience in urban ministry and enjoyed many church discussions on poverty alleviation, not just in urban, American cities, but also in developing areas across the globe.
While teaching middle school English in Hopewell, Virginia, Jennifer was introduced to World Harvest Mission through a church friend. She was also given the contact information for Michael and Karen Masso, the team leaders in South Sudan. She instantly contacted them and was elated to find that they were in need of an extra educator on the team!
Jennifer is currently raising support so she can join the team in South Sudan at the start of 2012. She is thrilled to see God’s hand at work in a new and developing country!
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