Anastasia Hall – Project Mexico
Having spent the past four years in Spokane, WA while working on my Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies degree, I have been able to perceive firsthand the need of those around me. Spokane’s demographic consists of high amounts of homelessness and drug-abuse, causing for great helplessness and neediness within the city. There are dozens of shelters, help centers, and non-profit organizations which are seeking to aid this epidemic in Spokane. While submerged in one of the most poverty-stricken areas in all of Washington State, I was simultaneously submerged in my studies of the Scriptures, theology, and church history at Moody Bible Institute. This forced me to integrate what I was learning in school with what I was experiencing around me. I could no longer perceive theology as merely conceptual; it needed to be applicable. This has spurred me to pursue helping those around me in tangible ways after graduation through non-profit work. I am passionate about the Gospel reaching the darkest places of human existence, and confident that it has the power to do so. This summer, I will be going to Cuernavaca, Mexico, to teach and serve at a camp. I hope to help other Christians grasp the truths of the Christian faith, while also deepening their love of Jesus and people. During this time, I will seek to better understand missions in a cross-cultural setting, as well as how to incorporate my studies into the work I’ll be doing. I believe that the glorious good news of who Jesus is will radically shape my ministry this summer in Mexico, as well as in the years to come.