Meet the 2016 Romania Team

Only 8 days until we begin our adventure to Romania! Over the next week we will be posting short bios of our team members, so check back often to meet the team. Hopefully these bios will help you get to know our team members, and give you some insight on how you can be praying for us. Thank you for partnering with us on our journey- we are grateful for your prayers and encouragement!

Now without further ado, let’s begin the introductions with (drum roll, please)…. Jesse!

Jesse┬áHi all! My name is Jesse, and I recently graduated from Memorial High School. I love reading and playing ultimate frisbee, and this fall I’m headed off to Valparaiso University to study education!

I’ve previously been on missions trip to Memphis, Ohio, Oklahoma, and the Bahamas, but this will be my first time going to Romania (and my first mission trip with Blackhawk!) God is definitely pulling me out of my comfort zone but I couldn’t be more excited to experience Him in a new way and see all of the great things He is doing in Romania. I am looking forward to meeting the people I have heard such great stories about! I hope on this trip to grow more dependent on God and more grounded in His truth.

My biggest worry and prayer concern is that I would be able to stay present in Romania, and not be worried about what my future holds, or the logistics of moving in just 3 days after we get back(!).

I’m so grateful for everyone who has supported and encouraged me as I applied and prepared for this trip! Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated. Can’t wait to share these experiences with you all!


PS-I also REALLY like bad jokes so here’s one: What do you call a camel with no humps? Humphrey!

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