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Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Rachel serves as a teacher at Dakar Academy in Senegal. Dakar Academy is an American school formed to support missionaries serving in West Africa. Rachel’s students include the children of missionaries, UN and embassy workers, and other local and expatriate families. She is able to share the Gospel with students who know and those who don’t yet through her love of English. Her teaching also helps enable missionaries to stay on the field and continue to spread the Gospel in West Africa.

Rachel grew up on a family dairy farm in Plymouth, Wisconsin with her parents and siblings. Here she learned to trust God through all circumstances, whether they be financial worries, fires, droughts, or illness, and also to continually love and serve those around her. From the heart of cheese country, she attended Concordia University, Nebraska to pursue a degree in secondary education.

She taught at Faith Lutheran High School in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and Mayer Lutheran High School in Mayer, Minnesota. These opportunities shaped her as a Christian leader and role model.

Having a long held desire to teach overseas and knowing that God is an integral part of this desire and process, Rachel is finally following the calling that God has been nurturing in her heart for many years now.

In her free time, Rachel enjoys making cards and sending others mail, hiking, and reading.

Any funds raised that exceed Mission Partner’s Total Cost of Missionary Service may be used to further support Mission Partner in missional activities, or Mission Partner may donate, after consultation with the Executive Director, any excess funds to one or more Mission Partners who are in good standing with MCN or to MCN’s General Fund. The purpose for this is that any funds raised are to support missional activities throughout the world.


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