Southern Adventist University
Position: 2nd grade teacher
Term: 9 months
Location: Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
I taught second grade on the island of Pohnpei. Jesus says to be like the little children and I feel incredibly blessed to have spent my days with 7 and 8 year olds. They are so full of love, happiness, and energy. Lots and lots of energy! We had such great talks about Jesus and our angels. I loved seeing their eyes sparkle as they thought about a God that totally, completely loves them. One day before I prayed, I briefly mentioned how I like to picture Jesus on His throne when I pray to Him. The next day my student raised her hand after prayer and said, “Ms. When you prayed I pictured Jesus!!” It was little moments like these that I thought my heart would explode with joy and love. Mission work isn’t always easy I found out. It can be frustrating and challenging, but with patience and faith God will reward. I gained a new perspective of life, made new friends, and fell more in love with our God.