Hi! My name is Alyssa, if we haven’t met yet! I came to faith at Forward about 11 years ago. I’m married to Scott, with three energetic boys: Masen (10), Emmett (7) and Finn (3). Getting married, coming to faith and the ups and downs of having children was major change to my life and I have learned so much from the amazing community at Forward Church. Each loss and challenge has brought me closer to God. I love spending quiet mornings in prayer before the chaos of the day begins. My faith fuels my love for my family and community. I love talking with parents and those new to the faith as they learn all the ways they can incorporate faith into their lives, no matter what age!

I love being around people and being around families in children’s ministry brings me so much joy! Moving a lot as a teen and young adult forced me to make new friends so I have a natural tendency to make new connections with everyone I meet! 

I am passionate about faith, family and flowers. I love working out in the garden it gives me time to work with my hands and learn just how awesome all of creation is. Big and small. Beautiful and otherwise. Taking garden walks and creating beautiful floral arrangements with all the garden treasures gives me a unique perspective about how God has created each of us, beautiful in our own ways, to bloom on his time for his specific purpose! 

I have been apart of women’s bible studies for many years and have a deep desire to know Jesus intimately, walk with Him, grow in faith while journeying with other faithful women. I’m excited to see how God uses this trip to shape me and my family as we all lean on him spiritually and financially! 

Growth has never been very pleasant for me, so I’m nervously looking forward to see how moving out of my comfort zone with Haven Heart will stretch me as a disciple. Your prayers truly are a blessing to me! 

if would like to support my trip financially, in any way, that would be a blessing to my team and those we will be serving with at Haven Heart for which there are also many real needs. 

Haven Heart is a small organization that provides for the immediate needs of many children in Nicaragua. Through basic life skills training for teen moms and finding sponsors to help send children to school they are helping to support the most vulnerable children and teen moms and show the love of Christ in very practical ways. I hope to join them in this ministry and learn from the work they are doing and people they are serving there. I’m looking forward to see what it is like to minister to children and women in a very different way! 

Blessings and many thanks for your prayers and support!