Amy had already completed adult English teacher certification through KIN, then Carrie got certified. They started a program at their church in January 2018. Before Covid, that small initiative, spearheaded by two people, had grown to 4 classes and many church volunteers!
Carrie loves the mix of cultures populating the classrooms each week. She’s also inspired by the relationships that develop between classroom helpers and students. One retired couple invites students and their families over to their garden, letting them pick fruits & vegetables to take home. But perhaps best of all, Carrie has seen students learn to trust God as he answers prayers. Some students without a Christian background now regularly ask for prayer…and expect God to answer!
The program Carrie leads at Buffat Heights Baptist Church should relaunch in-person this fall (2022), if possible. Carrie looks forward to watching church members come together to support not only the English program but also every family represented in the classes. Here at KIN, we’re confident God will provide the increase so that they are back to four classes—or more!—very soon.
Carrie was looking for a substitute mission trip, but she got much more than that! She got a fuller, richer everyday life.
Watch God work!
God is at work through KIN in metro Knoxville! Explore these stories of churches, volunteers, and others representing Jesus among our international friends and neighbors. You may recognize a situation or place.