• May 31, 2016

Kari S. - on mission in Ecuador

When I went to my Come and See weekend in October 2010, I knew there was some­thing dif­ferent about Heart’s Home and I couldn’t wait for the oppor­tu­nity to vol­un­teer with them. In August of 2011, after grad­u­ating from the University of Tulsa, I went to La Ensenada, Peru for 14 months to serve as a vol­un­teer with Heart’s Home.

It was an amazing, chal­lenging, and insightful time in my life. I learned much about myself and the world at large. More impor­tantly, I devel­oped a per­sonal rela­tion­ship with Christ and came to know and love Him in my brothers and sis­ters of com­mu­nity and our friends.

I returned to Oklahoma in October 2012 and set­tled back in to life in the U.S. by finding a job and pur­suing a Master’s degree. I joined the Fraternity of Saint Maximilian Kolbe within Heart’s Home as a way to stay close to the move­ment and to Christ. Recently, I have felt the call to go deeper into the charism and have decided to go on a second mis­sion to see what that call might lead to.

Five years after get­ting on a plane to Peru, I will be get­ting on a plane to go to Ecuador. I am so excited to follow the rhythm of prayer and of life that Heart’s Home offers me. I can’t wait to meet the friends in Guayaquil and to speak Spanish all day every day again. Most impor­tantly, I am looking for­ward to being com­pletely avail­able to loving Christ and let­ting Him love me in a much deeper way.

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