After a season of discernment and prayer, I have accepted a position serving in northern India through the Mennonite Central Committee’s Serving and Learning Together (SALT) program! From August 2019 to July 2020, I will be serving as a Health Project Support Worker alongside the West Bengal Voluntary Health Association in Siliguri, India.
The West Bengal Voluntary Health Association (WBVHA) is a government-recognized state level health organization that is committed to promoting community health through the provision and distribution of health services. As the Health Project Support Worker, I will be volunteering the WBVHA with their projects for those both infected and affected with HIV/AIDs in city of Siliguri. With their numerous projects, this could mean anything from home and hospital visits to program participants, to speaking with women in brothels about HIV/AIDS/STDs prevention. I look forward to stepping into my community in SIliguri and finding the place that I will be most useful in supporting those impacted by HIV/AIDS.
As I am stepping out in faith, I know that I am not going alone and that I cannot enter this season without the support of my community. To be able to serve I know that I will be need your prayer, encouragement and continued support through this great adventure to Siliguri. In addition, MCC graciously provides for a majority of our expenses, but I am responsible for raising a minimum of $5,700 for MCC to cover the remainder of my expenses for serving through the SALT program. If you are interested in supporting me financially, please donate through this website. I am deeply grateful for any way that you chose to support and sustain me through my time in India.