My name is Jordan Daniels. I am so thankful that my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is in control of my life and guides me every step of the way. I love being active, running, traveling, cooking, volunteering and serving at-risk and minority youth. I am passionate about social justice and plan on pursuing a career in education. I am incredibly blessed with amazing people in my life and the opportunities God provides for me. One such opportunity was traveling to Kenya with Team Agape and meeting the amazing people and kids at New Life Mission. I am forever humbled by their gracious and joyful hearts. A piece of my heart will always be at New Life. Another one of my greatest blessings is meeting my fiancé Jacob Hirst. We are about to begin our lives together and I am excited for the plans God has for us together!
Sarah Josten- “A Second Home”
New Life Mission has been a second home for me and for many. And though the battles against the hardships of this life are at hand for New Life and its incredible network of people, the joy and the heart for humanity is evident in every program, every person and every testimony that has been a part of this ongoing mission. The real transformation for me has been upon the return from each of these trips–I have come full circle in realizing how incredibly blessed I am in this life, how much love there is in the world, and how many people are intricately woven with intentional significance into the fabric of life. I’m a grad of the University of Washington in International Studies and Nonprofit Managaement, though my true interests lie in sustainable development for communities such as New Life Mission. As a young person with a restless heart and a lot of potential, this is just the beginning. Thank you for partnering with this cause– you are changing the world one person and one place at a time. You can read my trip blog at: www.teamagapesarah.blogspot.com
Kelly Fitzpatrick- “Serving Our Friends in Kenya”
I am a member of the original team that went to Kenya during the summer of 2009. I am an elementary teacher and a loving wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. I am the current President of Team Agape-New Life Mission. My passion is in serving our friends in Kenya and creating a bond between the U.S. and New Life Mission in Kenya. I will be visiting New Life Mission in Kenya again during the summer of 2012.
John Norlin- “Servant Leadership”
I was a member of the original team that went to Kenya during the summer of 2009. I am a high school leadership teacher and caring husband. I am currently the secretary and treasurer of Team Agape-New Life Mission. My passion is servant-leadership and I believe that when we serve we truly live and love.
Lindsay Norlin- “Children in Kenya”
I was a member of the original team that went to Kenya in July of 2009. I am a High School Social Studies teacher and a loving wife. I am currently the deputy director. I am passionate about the children in Kenya and am hopeful that Team Agape-New Life Mission will continue to support them.
Carly Fitzpatrick- “Kenya’s Beautiful People”
I am currently pursuing degrees in Global Political Science and Anthropology (archaeology), with an Art minor, at Washington State University. Go Cougs! I have been privileged enough to have experienced Kenya’s beautiful people and country on a few occasions, and I plan to continue visiting for as long as I can. Our friends from the Samaritan Children’s Home quickly turned into family, and I have stayed in touch with the friends that I have made all over the world. My trips to Kenya have tremendously impacted my life. They have shown me that there are more similarities than differences among all varieties of peoples and cultures and that happiness is not a result of an absence of problems; it is the ability to handle them. I was taught that if the mind is made up to be happy, it will be. This perspective allows these Kenyans to enjoy who they have more than what they have. I am very grateful to have been exposed to such attitudes.