My name is Robyn Smith, and I recently graduated from Messiah College (near Harrisburg, PA) with a major in Biology and a minor in global Christian ministries. I grew up in Suffield at Second Baptist, and on July 22, I move to Bogotá, Colombia to begin ministry with El Camino Academy. I have accepted a two year volunteer position teaching high school science: physical science, biology and physics. I am also excited to teach a dance elective! My classroom will be 71% Colombian, 6% American and 23% other nationalities; I will teach in English. Since El Camino is a Christian school, I see my role as educating and mentoring the next generation of church leaders in Colombia. For more information about the school, please see their website: www.eca.edu.co
Second Baptist Church is endorsing my ministry and will commission me as a volunteer in ministry on Children's Day on June 14 at 10 am. God is so good, and He has used friends' and family's love and encouragement to teach me that ministry is always a community effort. I praise God that so many friends and family have been very generous in their financial and prayer support.
This is where I will post updates and prayer requests. Right now I taking care of details that come with moving to another country (getting a visa, figuring out cell phones, ect), working on ideas for lessons, and raising support. As I get ready for this new type of ministry, could you join me in praying for:
- Preparing my heart for teaching and the situations I will encounter in Bogotá. I pray that I can reflect Christ's love in all situations.
- My students, that we can grow closer to God through studying science!
- My church family at Second Baptist as they partner with me in ministry
- Safety and health as I travel