An inspiring post by one of our TivaWater 1.0 trip participants, Ashleigh:
Another moving experience on the trip for me was visiting the escaped child soldiers of the Lord’s Resistance Army and seeing the burial site from those killed in their village. I met “house fathers” who were fourteen and taking care of seven other kids. Seeing their resilience and ability to forgive their captors was phenomenal. They ministered more to me than I ever could to them. There are several more stories I could share as to how I saw God work on this short trip, but I know He is using TivaWater to accomplish great things.
Ashleigh is currently a junior nursing major at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Upon her college graduation in 2018, she dreams of doing the World Race. The journey is an 11-month trek to 11 countries to present the gospel to the most unreached and poorest of the poor in the 10/40 window. She was raised in Knoxville, TN—Go Vols! She is an aspiring international missionary nurse with a passion specifically for children. She loves travel, being outdoors, reading, singing and truly getting to know people deeply.