My Confident Hope


I am originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. I have a degree in Education from Pensacola Christian College. I attempted to teach school for few years but decided that was not what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, so I began my search to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. I landed in Charleston, SC in 2000 where I got a job working at a group home for Juvenile Deliquents and knew I was right where I needed to be. I came to Jesup, Georgia in June 2001 to work in an outdoor wilderness program. After about 3 years there, I found a job working with kids that are mentally retarded and have severe emotional and behavioral disorders. I know that God has called me to work with children and I love what I do. It is an awesome privilege and responsibility to be Jesus to these kids every day. Some days I succeed and other days I bomb out, but I know that God is faithful to complete the good work that he has started in me.

I am continually amazed at the work that God is doing in my life. I find myself digging deeper and deeper everyday to find the heart of God and live a life that worthy of the calling that he has called me too. I strive to live a life that will bring praise to Him. There is no place that I want to be except in the Presence of God. It is there that all fears, insecurities, failures, pride, are replaced with joy, love, and peace that passes all understanding.

I am excited to see what God has for me in the future and my prayer each day is for God to make me into the person that He has destined me to be. It is not always an easy process and there are days that I want to give up but I know that when I come forth, I will come forth as gold.


4 responses

  1. Glennville to Statesboro to St. Simons to Massachusetts….

    and i KNOW your name sounds familiar – did i know you from SSI?

    May 3, 2008 at 1:56 am

  2. tam

    Yay – you’re here! I found you!

    I taught for a couple years. Co-taught actually. 1st and 2nd grade students with Learning Behavior Problems. What an amazing opportunity. Exhausting too!

    May 11, 2008 at 5:29 am

  3. 😆 I found you! hahaha that was like I wasn’t supposed to..yesterday everytime I tried I found Mandy…it was so funny! Glad I found you now…hope you have an awesome Sunday!! Happy Mothers Day!

    May 11, 2008 at 11:21 am

  4. Neat. My path has been on the flip side. After 30 years in the business world I find myself teaching (mostly kids who live in group homes, btw)

    I immediately recognized the Cooper River bridge, maybe the most beautiful in the world. We traveled it daily when staying on Shem’s Creek last year. I think we may move down South some day ( I hope)

    August 30, 2008 at 2:05 pm

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