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Well, I am the best and the worst kind of missionary.
I am the best at showing love, compassion and understanding. Most of the days, patience and strength overflow. I’m the best at going with the flow and quite good at keeping a smiling face, even when I may be horrified or disappointed. I’m the best at loving people where they are, which means I can walk into a dirt hut where I can feel fleas biting my ankles and still sit down and visit while I’m fed suspicious-looking local foods without a second thought. But it also means that you can come to me after making a terrible mistake, pour your heart out, and I will still see you as I did before. Human, like we all are.
What am I the worst at?
Well, I am the worst at hiding who I/we truly are. If you are looking for a perfect missionary role model, I’m not her. I’ve got a terrible frappé addiction, and I love country music. I don’t spend much time watching TV but have seen every episode of Call the Midwife. I’m not always “put together.” if you stop by unannounced, my hair may be messy, and I might be wearing my favorite leggings that make me look like a pregnant elf. I’m the worst at pretending I’m ok with the status quo. And sometimes that results in me saying what everyone’s thinking but isn’t brave enough to say. My kids aren’t perfect, I use to think they had to behave perfectly at all times so we didn’t look like failures. But I soon realized that wasn’t a reality or even healthy. They have good and bad days like all normal children do.
Truthfully, I am the authentic and real kind of missionary.
The kind that can admit when I mess up (I’ve messed up, believe me, and so will you) but one that can reflect on it and grow. So, if you’re looking to follow the picture-perfect missionary family, we’re not it. But if you want to see what life really looks like out in the field, welcome aboard to what the best and the worst missionary looks like! -Morgan
Morgan has been attending births for over 12 years. She is a certified and licensed midwife as well as a Natural Health Practitioner. Married and mother of four beautiful children, she enjoys homeschooling, farm life, traveling, and meeting new people. She has worked extensively in low-resource countries providing compassionate medical care; it has been through her travels that she saw the need for midwife-run birth centers that not only provide medical care but show Christ’s love at the same time. Morgan, her husband, and four children are deployed worldwide for New Life Global Missions.
Alyssa, a certified licensed midwife, has been privileged to attend to over 1000 birthing women. She is an instructional faculty member at a medical university where she provides PA students with maternity/women, health clinical rotations, and education. She is also a guest lecturer for several other medical school residency programs and is a registered preceptor for multiple Midwifery education and certification programs.
Long-term financial and prayer supporter of Mother and Children’s Ministries, worked over three years as a team member for Youth Horse Ranch and two years in a Christian home for young boys.
Jordan is passionate about children's ministries and missions of service and love.
A United States Veteran, traditional woodworker, horseman, pastor, and husband, Jordan has spent much of His life as a student of Theology, has attended multiple Biblical colleges, and is currently finishing His degree in Biblical studies at the Master's University of California.
In 2020, Jordan founded The Lantern Church of Antelope Valley, California, and has been leading, preaching, teaching, and growing the church ever since. The Lantern Church has directly partnered with New Life Global Missions and continues to support the ministry through finances, prayer, and Donations of time and physical needs.
Carissa, one of our International Midwifery Educators and voting board members, is a Certified and Licensed Midwife from the United States. She has also worked in multiple home birth and birth center practices throughout the world. Carissa works on the ground for New Life each year in 3-month rotations. Carissa holds many other certifications that include Doula, First Responder, and Breastfeeding Specialist.
Sarah grew up as a missionary kid in China where she met her husband Drew in 2006. Sarah and Drew have three beautiful children together. Incredibly touched by her parent's work with orphans, Sarah and Drew adopted a little boy from Ethiopia in 2013, 8 months after they had their first daughter born at home. Sarah is a passionate, certified, and licensed Midwife with a heart for women of all cultures. In 2005, Sarah worked at a birthing center in the Philippines, helping women in the slums of Mania for a year and a half. It was there that she truly gained her love for making an impact on Global maternal health care. Since then, she has worked in various countries such as China, Honduras, Ecuador, Ethiopia, and so on to improve maternal health care wherever possible.
Mike and Abby are missionary partners from The Lantern Church in Rosamond, California. They serve as the missions and outreach coordinators for the Lantern Church. Abby has served on medical missions to Haiti and is a Registered Respiratory Therapist specializing in Neonatal Intensive Care. Mike serves on construction teams specializing in W.A.S.H., Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene and serves on D.A.R.T., Disaster Assistance Response Teams. They have been married for 18 years and have three wonderful children: Megan, Colton, and Lillian.
Lauren joined the New Life team in the fall of 2023. With 20 years of experience in graphic and interactive media design, her outgoing personality, artistic nature, and fun spirit make her the perfect fit for New Life. Lauren works part-time to manage the New Life social media, website, brand identity, and fundraising campaigns.
Lauren accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior as a 6-year-old and has been passionate about donating her time and talents to share the love of Christ and stop the horrors of human trafficking by empowering women and protecting children. She donated her talents to Remember Nhu and Trades of Hope in the early 2000s and is excited to be helping again to create a better world through maternal-child health care. By helping women to have access to proper health care and job training we can create communities that are safe from exploitation and abuse.
Lauren has been married for 15 years and has two children, with the second born at home with the help of a midwife, starting off a decade-long passion for supporting midwives and homebirth. She owns and operates a sustainable farm while homeschooling her two children.
Patrick and Sunshine have two adorable children! Sunshine, originally from the Philippines, has a heart for her family and the people living in her home village. Both Patrick and Sunshine currently live in the US but hope to return to the Philippines shortly to raise their family and continue serving the people there.
New Life Global Missions is a 501c3 organization that works to improve access to quality, dignified health care, especially for people in developing countries.
Our team of volunteers strives to empower individuals and families to lead healthier, more productive lives and to create a more equitable and just world.
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