Hi my name is Cristina Norcross and I am from Mount Pleasant, Michigan. I am working on a B.S. in Biology with Pre-Med in mind. I am going to attend medical school at Loma Linda University. I plan to go on to become a Pediatric Oncologist. I have wanted to do a mission trip for a long time but have never been able to, I was so thrilled when I found out about Peru because it was a perfect fit. It was medical work and it would help me to improve my Spanish. I will be working as a nurse at Amor Projects clinic. I will be helping those with health problems along with promoting health awareness. I will be working with the local churches to set up mobil clinics and also make house calls in the community. I hope to show the local people Gods love through my willingness to help them, I hope to learn medical skills that will help me down the road, and I will help the people of Pucallpa in anyway that I can.
I am studying biology with a pre-med emphasis at Southern Adventist University, and I am from Morganton, NC. I chose medicine because I believe that through meeting peoples physical needs you gain an entrance to then treat their spiritual conditions. Healing of both body and soul is the example set by Jesus that I am striving to achieve. This is the same reason I chose to serve in Peru.
Hi! My name is Jocelyn, and I'm from Walla Walla. I just completed my first year of nursing school at Walla Walla University. During my time in Peru, I'm going to be working as a nurse in the clinic and be involved in the local church. I know that God will help me grow as a person and give me the ability to help others in as many ways possible. I absolutely love mission work, and have been on several short-term mission trips, so I'm happy to be serving in Peru for a longer-term. When I go back to the states, I'll have two years of nursing school left and finish with my Bachelors degree in nursing. I'm excited to see how God will work through me this year!
Hola! Como estas? Espero bien! Me nombre es “J.o.f.f.-re” St.Hilaire and I live in the Reality of Jesus Over Fame and Fortune every day. And living out this reality behooved me to accept the call to “Go Ye Therefore!” with AMOR Projects this school year. I am studying at the Andrews University Theological Seminary en route to complete my Master of Divinity degree. I am comprised of Florida, New York, and Trinidad & Tobago. I love to converse with others about the Bible, life, and society; sing, travel, blog, help others, experience new cultures, and play badminton and basketball. My aim in life is to abide in Christ and take as many people as I can to heaven with me!
Before my first summer of canvassing, I would have never thought that I would be a foreign missionary. I am so thankful that the missionary bug that bit me a few years ago, never left. I am not only looking forward to see what God is going to do for the people of Pucallpa but I am also looking forward to see what He is going to do in my life. Being in the mission field has a way of stretching you while you extend a stretching hand of love to those in need.
I am grateful for my current team and I am excited for this year of service! If you are contemplating going on a mission trip or dedicating a year of service to God, now is the time! He is calling you and wants to use you in His service to make a world of difference in someone’s life as well as your own! Thanks for taking a few minutes to get to know me. Mucho Gusto and Dios de Bendiga!
Hi! My name is Jordan McCullough, I'm 24 years old, and I recently graduated from Southern Adventist University with a BS in Health Science. When I return from Peru, I plan on continuing my education with an end goal of becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy. I came to AMOR Projects to work with disabled children as a physical therapist at a near by orphanage, but I know I will have the opportunity to be involved in a lot more during my time here in Peru. My ultimate goal is to not only help the people here grow physically, but also mentally and spiritually.
Some of my hobbies include playing guitar at church, playing pick-up soccer, hiking, swimming, surfing, fishing, spending time with friends, and building things. My favorite snacks are fig bars, Oreos, peanut butter, cashews, and sunflower seeds.
I know God will continue to lead me in the direction he wants me to take during and service in Peru, and I know he will continue to do so when I leave. I appreciate all of your prayers and support, and I pray that God will continue to guide and bless you as he has for been doing for me.
Hello, my name is Kevin Singh. I am from northeast Tennessee and I am a sophomore studying pre-medicine at Southern Adventist University. I enjoy anything outdoors like mountain biking, running, hiking, sports and flying. I also like trying new foods, cars, fixing things and playing the guitar. I found a love for missions at my high school Heritage Academy and that has really influenced my decision to come to AMOR Projects. When I was a senior I took the Missionary Pilot training program and I knew God had a part in it so by God’s grace I hope to use it to one day become a flying missionary doctor to spread the gospel in places that are hard to reach. Coming to AMOR is the first step for me. My role is to be a medical bible worker so I will assist in the clinic and also do bible studies with the pastor. At first, I didn’t know if God wanted me here this year but I took a chance and I knew if He wanted me here He would pave a way and that He did! I am going to use my time here to learn Spanish, grow in my relationship with God and also use the experience in the clinic to see if medicine is really for me. I am excited to see what God has in store for me this year as I serve the people here in Pucallpa and the adventure it will bring. Please pray for us that we may reach many souls here for Christ! ¡Gracias!
Hi, my name is Lauren! I'm a junior History Education major at Southern Adventist University. Here at Amor Projects I am teaching English at Colegio Ucuyali and Maranatha Adventist School. I'm a Florida native currently living in North Carolina. My hobbies include music, sports and anything outdoors. But I'm really passionate about teaching and working with youth. I also am very interested in the medical field and was thrilled to come to Amor where I could help people in both fields. I'm so happy to be here and excited to see what God has in plan for me this year.
Hi everyone! My name is Marceline Ndahayo and I'm a Junior Health Science Major from Southern Adventist University. I enjoy singing, photography, and going on adventures with my friends. Here in Peru, I will be working as a Physical Therapy Assistant for disabled children in a nearby orphanage. I am so excited to be able to assist the children with their physical needs through therapy and to also gain close connections with the people of Pucallpa by helping them with their spiritual and emotional needs.
I've gone on short-term mission trips in the past, but becoming a long-term missionary was never really something that I saw myself doing. Throughout this year I really felt like God was pushing me to service for Him. Being here is truly out of my comfort zone, but I know that God has a plan. I want Him to use me however He sees fit. I'm dedicating this year of my life to Him, and I couldn't be happier.
My name is Scot Brunner. I am from Blue Ridge, GA. I like to play sports, camp, hike, bike, canoe, and pretty much do anything outside. Some of my other hobbies are blacksmithing, woodworking, and making music. I am a senior at Southern Adventist University studying Biochemistry. I am planning on going to med school after I finish my SM year and senior year at Southern. This SM year, I hope to discover if medicine is really what I want to do the rest of my life. Ever since I was very young, I wanted to be a missionary doctor like Eric B. Hare and other people that I listened to on cassette tapes. I lost that goal in high school, because I did not think that I wanted to go to school for such a long time. But when high school was over, I realized that the time would fly by and my dreams could become a reality. When I first was looking into being a student missionary, I didn't want to go to Peru because it seemed to me like that was the popular thing to do if you were a Premed going to be an SM. But, God placed many people in my path to convince me that Peru is where God wanted me to be this year. When times get tough, I can remember that God sent me here for a reason. I also hope that this year I will be able to draw closer to Christ, so I can be more effective in leading others to Christ. I hope to help my small group become a company; then eventually become a church.
Hi! My name is Zach Henski. I am studying Theology at Southern Adventist University, and I will be going into my senior year when I get back. I have wanted to be a missionary ever since I fell in love with Jesus. Though I didn't know to what capacity, or when, or where it would happen, God had a plan all along. I am here in Pucallpa, as a Medical/Bible Worker. As a certified Bible worker in the United States, one of the biggest challenges will be to quickly learn Spanish in order to be most effective here. Medicine is something that also interests me, and I am also excited to work in the clinic to help people physically as well as Spiritually. Among other things, my hobbies include traveling, outdoor activities, and sports (though I'm currently recovering from a knee surgery so prayers for a fast and full recovery). All of your support is much appreciated and I ask for continued prayers for Amor Projects and the group that is here this year.
Hey, my name's Caleb King and I'm a business/accounting major at Walla Walla University with aspirations to the possibility of being a CPA. I've chosen to take a year out of my studies to help Amor with their financials and anywhere else I might be needed. This is my first real mission trip I've done, so I anticipate learning many new things along the way. I thank God for everyday of life and I want the best for all whom I serve!