Amanda grew up in Wisconsin. She was first exposed to mission work around six or seven years old, when a friend’s congregation hosted a day where missionaries from all over the world spoke about the work and countries they were serving in. Amanda listened to missionaries speak about the work being done in Spain, the United States, and Afghanistan, amongst other places, all of which made a lasting impression on her, creating in her a desire to be a missionary when she grew up.
Amanda attended University Wisconsin – La Crosse. It was in college that she discovered her passion for international travel and had her first taste of tutoring English to non-native speakers while working with international students at the University’s Writing Center. Amanda graduated in 2010 with a B.A. degree in English Literature.
After college, Amanda spent the next six years serving as a kindergarten and elementary school English teacher in Chiayi, Taiwan through LCMS. There she taught Bible, reading, writing, and oral classes, along with helping to lead both language and Bible activities outside of school. Taiwan still holds a very special place in her heart. Amanda is now in her second year of teaching in Nyíregyháza, Hungary at a Lutheran kindergarten and primary school. She also enjoys being able to participate in various choirs and helping to lead services on the piano at various local Lutheran churches. Please keep Amanda in your prayers as she continues to be involved in God’s mission in Central Europe.
Outside of work, Amanda enjoys: reading, traveling, cooking, baking, and biking.
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