My passion has always been for overseas travel – but not the usual touristy stuff. I’d rather get off
the beaten track. I want to see the world through the eyes of real people. There’s no better way to do that than through Asia Focus Australia.
In 2016 I participated in my first overseas mission trip with AFA to Bhutan and Nepal. This was a life changing journey where God spoke to me and said, “You can do more”. To see first-hand the
poverty and need, but then to witness the amazing work of AFA – I was certainly challenged.
I live in Gympie with my husband and our two boys who are all very understanding and allow me to travel Asia without them. We are members of Zion Lutheran Church in Gympie. I am the CEO of a local charity – Community Action Inc. We provide a range of housing services, youth services, domestic violence services and other ancillary services to people in need across the Gympie Region. I therefore have a range of skills and access to resources that AFA can benefit from. So, when I asked Ps August how I could help, before I knew it, I was on the committee and then taking on the role of treasurer.
I have been able to assist AFA to become Incorporated, to modernise the way we accept donations through GiveNow and to have AFA registered as a Charity with the ACNC.
What I love about AFA:
We are all volunteers doing Christ’s work for the benefit of others
100% of donations go directly to project work
Where there is a need, we find a way to make a difference
I am looking forward to the challenges and ways I can make a difference in the world.