DPT Student in Spokane, WA, Sarah will be joining the Peruvian team in Lima this coming July:
I thought I had my life completely planned out. I was going to earn a human physiology degree from Gonzaga University, then go straight to graduate school for my DPT (doctorate in physical therapy). However, as the phrase goes, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” Sure enough, contrary to my predicted future, I found myself falling in love with the mission of Heart’s Home.
I grew up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with the most wonderful family anyone could ask for. The awe-inspiring beauty of the nature I was surrounded by began my deep-rooted love for God. I have been so lucky to be smothered in this love not only by the natural beauty of Jackson, but also by my family, friends, and local parish. I am incredibly grateful for my faith, love and support I have received all my life and want to share it with others.
Being the oldest sister of five, I have always adored children and find them to be a pure example of God’s love for us. The trusting hug of a little boy, or a small girl’s giggle is where I see God’s love most clearly. I have also seen this love volunteering for hospice programs and becoming extremely close with the elderly. We are all beloved, and I cannot wait to help convey this message to every person I meet on my mission. Everyone deserves a warm smile, listening ear, and loving friend. We are all children made from love, of love, and for love. I am beyond excited to begin my journey in Peru, and discover what God has in store for me.