As a teenager, I wanted to go on a mission trip out of the states! God was leading me to Cap-Haiti, and I felt immediate excited because I knew, He was going to open my eyes to see and experience first and the wealth disparities in Haiti that I had never witnessed in America. Reflecting on my journey, I thank God that he taught me how to truly feel the gratitude for simplicities that so many of us take for granted if we are fortunate to live in a highly developed and modern country such as the United States. Embarking on this mission reinforced for me the ways in which God is able to do the impossible things His children’s lives, while simultaneously immersing others in the darkest of places. As I left Haiti, I resolved myself knowing that God’s children can live and face another day because Christ saves the brokenhearted.
I encourage all those who hear God’s voice and seek to answer his call to consider taking a mission trip or any place to step away from their comfort zone.
Kalah Pointer was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Family Ministry from Ozark Christian College in 2011. She continued her studies in Clinical counseling, at Colorado Christian University. She has a background in working with children and proudly served children and young adolescents in educational settings for over six years. In addition, to her work with children in educational (school and after-school program) settings, Kalah has also sponsored children as part of Compassion International, a non-profit organization. Kalah is sponsoring child through Compassion International in Haiti. Kalah lives with her family in Colorado.