Kiddissa Samaan

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Start Date: October 2012

End Date: December 2014

University: University of Northern Colorado

Year Graduated: 2012

Ministry at Farm: TBD upon arrival in October 2012

Blog: http://kiddissa.wordpress.com/

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Why did you decide to serve the mission at Farm of the Child?

When I converted to Catholicism my sophomore year of college I fell in love with mission work, and just really felt like I should be doing something that would allow me to use the gifts God has given to me to help people in whatever ways I can. I am especially passionate about children that have come from hard pasts because I feel that I can actually do something to ensure that the only reflection of their past into their future is the beautiful strength they gain. Being able to just love children that may not have experienced enough genuine love in their lives is such an incredible gift to the children, and an even more rewarding gift to me. The Farm was planted in my heart the first moment I heard about it, and has continued to grow there to this day as the place God is calling me to take part in His beautiful mission of love!

What do you hope to experience through your ministry at Farm of the Child?

More than anything, I hope to experience the love and mercy of Christ through the children and the community at the Finca. I have no idea what exactly I will be doing yet, which is terrifying, but liberating because I can let go of any plans or expectations and just let God be in control! I also hope to find what I am passionate about in life through the various ministries so that I can bring glory to God through whatever I end up doing both on the Farm, and when I return home.

What are you most excited about/nervous for as you prepare to arrive at the Farm?

 I am so nervous about fund-raising! I am confident that God will provide if I just give it up to Him, but that knowledge doesn’t make it easy to do so! I am also a little nervous to move so far away from home- I just turned 21 and just graduated college, so everything is still so new in the “real world.” As for my big excitements, I can’t wait to meet all of the children and my team- they are all such incredible, faithful people and I know I will learn so much from each of them!