Until 2010, Kimberly lived all her life in sunny California, growing up in Huntington Beach, and attending college in Fullerton. She came to know God as a very young girl, and served in her local church through the Missions Team, singing in choir, and working with young people as they contemplated their call to missions.
Kimberly felt God calling her to be a missionary when she was just 8 years old in a Sunday school classroom. But it wasn’t until 32 years later, in 2009, when God led her to consider serving with Mission Aviation Fellowship. She accepted a Short-Term assignment for one year as the Finance Manager for the Lesotho Program.
Shortly after arriving in Africa, it became clear that God was going to ask her for more than one year of serving with MAF. She extended her first term and joyfully accepted the call to a Career Missionary assignment.
"Galatians 6:9-10 has become so convicting to me. While I love being a missionary and believe I have been called and set aside for this unique ministry, there are times where it is so easy to "get fatigued while doing good." The temptation is to do things in my own strength and that is when fatigue can creep in and attempt to steal away my joy. I have learned the only way to be effective living in the Basotho culture is to wholly rely upon God to love others through me. In my weakness He demonstrates His strength and He receives the glory and praise."
Kimberly will be returning to Lesotho in the same role she has held and will also be looking for additional ways to assist other MAF programs in Africa.
"God’s timing is perfect. Like Esther, I feel uniquely chosen by God, 'for such a time as this.' I can see how God has been laying the ground work, forming the relationships and working in my life. So, as I return, I am committed to 'work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to me in the community of faith.' Being able to serve and encourage other missionaries serving here in Lesotho has been an utter joy and honor and I love my new community of faith!"
God calls the men and women of MAF to serve Him in unique ways. He may also be calling you to a special role in Kimberly’s ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with her through prayer and/or financial support.