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Who is doing What and Where?

MISSION STORY:
Jennifer Norseen

Jennifer was born in Viet Nam. She escaped the country with her family as one of the boat people when she was small child. At the tender age of 5, she felt it was God who was working to save her family, even though her family was Buddhist at that time. Years later after living in America and while on a vacation, Jennifer visited a Cambodian orphan home where she experienced a deep spiritual encounter Jennifer described as a calling from God to give back to those less fortunate than herself. She felt she could have been one of those orphan children. God was calling her to do more, but what?

In 2015, Jennifer began to give back by becoming a tutor in an ESL program in Irvine. Feeling God calling her to still do more, she and her husband Jeff began coming to Salt Church, loving their mission-minded culture, and became active in the local outreach ministries. Mary’s Kitchen in Orange, CA, found a special place in their hearts. Through a mutual friend and with God’s leading, she met with Jeanine Rountree, founder of Operation Be Kind.

When asked if she would be interested in joining with Salt Church to bless Mary’s Kitchen recipients Jeanine said, without hesitation,“Yes!” (Jennifer almost didn’t ask for fear of being told no, but God worked it out.) Subsequently, on June 15, 2019, 200 bags will be filled with emergency food and personal toiletries provided by Operation Be Kind, and will be distributed to the homeless at Mary’s Kitchen, along with other services regularly given.

You never know what God has in store for you and how He will use you to give back. Ask Him to reveal His will to you! When He does, and He will, be obedient and give back to someone less fortunate!

Carole Mangum
Mission Committee
Story Curator

Email Carole with stories: carolejmangum@icloud.com