For Kimberlee Bloom, it was the support of her parents that encouraged her to press on in her work as a missionary to African orphans. Tune in to hear about how one homeschooler is impacting the globe on today’s Home School Heartbeat with Michael Farris.
My guest is Kimberlee Bloom; she is a homeschool graduate who has gone on two short-term missions trips with Every Orphan’s Hope in Zambia. Kimberlee, thanks for being on the program.
Thank you, Dr. Farris.
Kimberlee, how would you encourage other homeschoolers who are interested in missions?
If I could encourage any homeschooler interested in missions, I would cheer them on to submitting themselves to their parents, seeking their blessing and guidance and trust God to work. Because I couldn’t stand before anyone and testify to what God is doing through my life, on the mission field, without sharing that God has worked through my parents to accomplish his will for my life. I decided to place myself under their God-given authority, and the blessings that have come from trusting a perfect God to work through imperfect parents has opened up doors which I could have never imagined. As for becoming directly involved in missions, go on a summer short-term trip, do a longer internship, or even help a mission’s organization stateside. These are all great things to do in preparation for the field.
Can you tell us, briefly, what you did in Africa?
I served with a mission’s organization who shares the love of Jesus Christ with orphans in Zambia, Africa. I spent extended months over there helping serve them. Mostly what I did was to visit the orphans and update profiles for the ministry, take pictures of them, as well as help with Bible camps and tutoring of children.
Sounds exciting and rewarding. I’m Mike Farris.