What were you doing at 18 years old? For Mt. Pleasant native, Kamryn Hart, she is planning on giving back to the world by serving in a unique and important way. Graduating from Mt. Pleasant Community High School in 2023, Kamryn traded small town Iowa for big Texas. Taking classes in Austin, she soon realized that her calling in life might be on the soil of another land. After attending First Baptist church in Mt. Pleasant and getting involved with ministry in Austin, she decided that she wanted to travel to foreign land and spread the gospel.
While many local churches and organizations offer this opportunity, she knew the first part of 2024 would be the best time for her to adventure. That’s where the World Race comes in. World Race, a mission centered non-profit organization based out of Georgia, provides the chance to many people to take on a missionary journey. Heading to the South American countries of Ecuador and Colombia, Kamryn will embark on a “Gap Semester” trip, which allows her to leave halfway through January and return by May
This trip is far from a vacation. Kamryn will be going through intense conditions to bring support to the natives. She will be working with women who were formerly trafficked and teaching kid’s vocational skills, such as reading and writing. She will also help children who were disabled, and try her hand in street evangelism, which is a large part of the trip.
Kamryn had already “gotten her feet wet” by joining a local church trip to Mexico this past summer. A week long missions trip with Wellspring Evangelical Free Church in Mt. Pleasant helped her to understand her “flame” for the mission field. Talking with Kamryn, it is clear that this will not be her last trip to a foreign land with an evangelistic heart.
Balancing college, work, and future plans, it would take the perfect storm for her to have this opportunity. It just so happened that all the dominoes fell in the right place at the right time. Kamryn Hart, the girl from small town Iowa, will be making a crater-size impact in Ecuador and Colombia this year, and she is confident that God will guide her on this mission.
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