Chihuahua, Mexico was home for the first ten years of life. I grew up surrounded by an amazing extended family. In 1994, however, my parents decided to move our family to Powell, Wyoming, a small farming community close to Yellowstone National Park. The implications of their decision are still being felt in my life; it provided many opportunities I would otherwise have missed if we had remained in Mexico. We visit every year and have maintained much of our cultural identity.
Our transition to the US was an overall easy one, living in a welcoming and safe town, I have wonderful memories growing up. The experience of being from two distinct cultures offers two perspectives in my life, melding and creating in me an empathetic heart.
I attended college and grad school in Maryland and majored in social work-aspiring to work with women and children who are victims of human trafficking. I know I will be able to do just that and much more partnering with Kingdom Journeys.
So follow along as I embark on another incredible journey.
“This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.