I am a native Texan who loves to travel, to meet new people and to be outdoors. I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends. After attending the University of Texas, I worked for the past five years in Dallas for a real estate private equity firm. Thanks to the encouragement of my friends and family I am now preparing to move to Tegucigalpa, Honduras for a year volunteering with Heart’s Home. My mission is to open my heart to my community, to be ready to love and full of empathy. My task is to love my neighbors, listen to my friends and encourage strangers. I am overjoyed to have an opportunity to fully immerse myself in a life of love and service to my neighbors.
The decision to volunteer with Heart’s Home came gradually. Over the past few years while I enjoyed my career and the time I spent weekly volunteering in Dallas, the desire to volunteer long-term grew. I wanted to commit my time fully and give of myself for a longer period of time. However, the more I researched, the more I became aware of my inadequacies. I am not a teacher to teach or doctor to heal. I do not have a degree in to counsel or a degree to train. I was and am totally unqualified. Then I happened upon Heart’s Home and finally got excited. As a Heart’s Home volunteer I will live a simple life of compassion - intentional and actionable compassion. I am not only excited about this simple mission, but also about the community life which I will live. Here I will live with, pray with and work with other volunteers. By the grace of God, we will be present where we are needed the most.
My strength is God … through whom I know all things are possible. My four younger siblings are my inspiration … they make me laugh so hard I cry. My family is my support … they taught me how to love and how to live. My friends are my teachers … the encourage me to be more than I am.
I look forward to sharing this journey with my family, friends and sponsors.