Next in our mission partner blogs is Rose Wade.

This month Rose Wade will be heading out on a Stride placement for 2 years to Guatemala through Latin Link. While in Guatemala she will be serving alongside a Guatemalan organisation called AMI San Lucas based in San Juan La Laguna. Ami San Lucas undertakes community development with a focus on integral mission, accompanying local communities and churches in their initiative for integral development. Their vision is: to be recognized for our technical and moral excellence in community development. Their mission is: to be instruments of God to accompany communities.

While on placement with Ami San Lucas Rose’s focus will be youth work and integral mission. This will initially involve spending time working with each of their projects in order to understand the complete picture of their work and then discover where she would be most benefit. Rose is excited to work alongside community partners and be involved in doing with, not doing for, the community. There is also the possibility of some engineering work around water filter systems. She will be involved in teaching English to staff and helping with funding applications for the organisation. Finally Rose will engage in developing some youth ministry within a local Baptist Church.

Rose says “My hope is that God will use me as a small part of the picture of helping the community to develop by bringing some of my knowledge and skills with me. However I am very aware that there will be many challenges ahead and I myself will develop too! “

For more info on Latin Link check out their website