Following in Her Sister’s Footsteps

February 18 2013

Following in Her Sister’s Footsteps

Eight years before Anne Baenziger became a missionary, her sister became a missionary. The experience opened up the door to a whole new world for Anne.

While attending Hope College, God stretched Anne’s faith. She started taking steps on her own missionary journey, learning what God had in store for her.

Becoming involved with a campus ministry on Hope College’s campus, Hope for the Nations, was an integral part of Anne’s journey to becoming a missionary. While at this ministry each week, Anne prayed for the world and listened to missionaries talk about cross-cultural work.

These weekly meetings led to mission trips to New York City and Detroit. Following these trip, Anne studied for four months in London.

Her time in London gave her an opportunity to experience overseas living, realizing that God gave her a desire to travel the world. She also spent time working with a ministry outreach to Muslim people for two weeks in northern London.

All these experiences added up to Anne being called to be a missionary. She traveled to the One Mission Society World Headquarters in Indiana, which is located only 45 minutes from her house, to investigate further.

With her heart broken for the people in Europe, Anne worked with OMS to determine a place for her to serve. Through discussions and prayer, Anne determined she was called to the eXtreme Walk program in Ireland.

Through this program, Anne will work directly with an Irish church planting team, doing anything that needs to be done to help start and grow a church. The program will give Anne great experience to continue working as a missionary in Ireland or wherever God calls her next.

Would you consider helping Anne fulfill her call to become a missionary? A gift of $50 would help Anne be able to move to Ireland more quickly to work with the nationals in Ireland to plant churches.

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