Hello! My name is Anna, and I’m thrilled to be serving the people of Khon Kaen, Thailand this year by teaching at Peace Music Academy. I’m taking a year off from being a student at Andrews University where I study Music Education. It’s an honor to let God use me and my talents to be a missionary for Him.
Student Missionary for 2016-2017, serving the Central Thai people of Thailand.
I had a lot of expectations about how life was going to work over here, and they’re not really matching up with reality. I thought I was going to be doing some huge work for the Lord by coming here, spending the majority of my time making friends and teaching them about God, but so far, it’s been me, myself, and I for most of every day. I’m either doing a million things at once or doing nothing at all. Neither one is very fulfilling. So how should I be using my bucket-loads of free time? Am I really being a missionary if I seem to spend most of my time at home?
Was this really why I came to Thailand – to babysit children at a music lesson? When my year as a student missionary is over, will I feel like I made any sort of impact on anyone’s life? As a result of my teaching, will even one student feel like they learned anything new about music? What’s a higher priority – teaching music, or sharing God’s love?