Our long-term missionary team started training on Monday. We want to give you the opportunity to virtually meet each of the six adults moving to Nasir, South Sudan later this year. This is the first installment in our series intended to introduce you to new members of the Every Village family!

Christina Roberts

When did you first learn about South Sudan?

I first learned about South Sudan when I went to Hope Church and saw how passionate everybody there was about the South Sudanese.

How did you know God was calling you to live there?

Long story short… He began to give me a strange feeling inside every time South Sudan was mentioned. He gave me many different scriptures to help confirm the calling and a peace about it that I can’t explain.

When was your first trip abroad? Where did you go?

My first trip “abroad” was to the Bahamas in 2008.

What excites you most about being in South Sudan?

The spread of God’s glory. I know God deeply loves the South Sudanese, and I am so excited to see all that He will do there.

What has God been teaching you recently?

He has been teaching me that I must completely surrender everything in my life and trust Him 100%, even though I may not understand His timing or His ways.

Biggest thing you'll miss?

The biggest thing I will miss in South Sudan will be my close friends and family.

Have any special talents? What are they?

I am learning to play the Ukulele.

Favorite thing to do when you're not fundraising or training?

I like to spend time doing outdoor activities and being with friends.

What's one fun thing you have to do before you move?

I really want to go to the beach and wakeboard at least once.

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