My name is Trish. I grew up in Illinois in a family of seven. From a young age, I enjoyed the arts, particularly literature. I authored my first novel at age ten: a smashing success for its readers (all three of us).
Since then, I’ve worked various jobs including a year of work in Mexico. More recently, I graduated from Illinois State University, taught for two years at a small, private school, spent two summers teaching English in other countries, and earned my TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate.
Over the last couple of years, God has been leading me on an adventure of listening to His heart. In spring 2015, I felt Him nudging me to step out of my comfort zone again. And in January 2016, this step took me to North Africa for language and culture study. After 16 months that were both grueling and wonderful, I returned to Illinois to gather paperwork for a Spanish residence visa.
In November 2017, I officially became an immigrant to work with immigrants. Here in Southern Spain, I am privileged to be working in an immigrant town among mostly North African immigrants.
The rest of my story remains to be told.
Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. (Ps. 126:5-6)