Over the next several weeks, ROOM’s blog will server as a mouthpiece for our amazing missionaries, staff, and board. So this week I asked ROOM’s missionaries and staff to provide a picture and a caption that best describes their life and ministry lately. The results are no surprise to me, as I know and love each one of these amazing people!
Johana Doblado is our Scarlet Project Director in Honduras. She is a missionary in her own country and brings such a beautiful mix of professionalism and heart. Johana’s “job” has included everything from working with the government to sign and place foster families to spending countless days and nights in the hospital bedside for any child that needs her.
Ali is our country director for India. Ali is not afraid to jump in wherever she is needed and is completely unintimidated by anything. She is quick to get her hands dirty as well as quick to soften the hardest of hearts with her sincere kindness.
Kaylie Kuhn is a long-term missionary in Honduras. Kaylie, at 20 years old, is our veteran missionary on the field. Her heart was captured by Honduras when she was just 17 years old and her commitment to this country is evident in her knowledge of the orphanages and children. Rarely do we meet a child that Kaylie does not know. Kaylie served as Lizzie’s one-on-one caretaker for 18 months and has helped transition Lizzi back into the care of her biological family over the past 6 months. Kaylie’s picture submission shows just how much the calling of being a missionary is such a family affair.
When I asked Wendy Boyle, our transition home mom, for a picture she couldn’t help but to provide 3. She is such a proud mom and loves all the children in her care so fully that asking for just one picture is like asking a mother to choose her favorite child!
Kyle, Cassie, and the Murray kids are back Stateside adjusting to new culture, new responsibilities, and new views on life. Kyle and Cassie are maintaining their roles as interim country directors and spend their days advocating for ROOM stateside and managing missionaries and staff in Honduras.
Bekah Holten, our long term volunteer, has been an invaluable addition to our ROOM family in Honduras. She has happily and diligently plugged in wherever she has been needed!
Joey, Kellie, and Connor Weed will be moving to Honduras to fill necessary roles as part of our team in-country. This month they officially sold their house and moved in with Kellie’s parents to focus full time on fundraising for their upcoming departure! We are so grateful to have them join our team!
Amanda Stafford is our Interim Executive Director. She spends her days on administration, financial management and fundraising. Amanda describes her work as “all the boring details that allow ROOM’s front-line staff and missionaries to do the important work of empowering children and communities through orphan care initiatives.
Kacey Bolin is a ROOM missionary and foster mom to Jesús. She is wise, discerning, prayerful, and unafraid to use her voice to defend those who cannot defend themselves. In addition to her role as foster mom, she has also taken on leadership roles within Honduras’ team.