I grew up in a Christian home and in the church. At the age of 8, I realized I was sinful and needed a Savior. Since then, I have been growing in my relationship with the Lord, most notably in college. The Lord has been growing my heart for the nations over the past couple of years. I have realized that the gospel is bigger than just the US and there needs to be laborers who go out and share with those who haven't heard of Jesus. My eyes were opened when I went to Australia to a culture that was seemingly so much like the South, but not many people knew Jesus. It really broke my heart that these people, who had the same desires and dreams as me, didn't have the eternal assurance I had. I'm excited to have been offered the chance to share the Gospel in New Zealand for the same reasons.