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4000-157-Burnette, Daryl and Leah

Daryl and Leah met while in college and were married in 2006. It was through the adoption process that God began to work in their hearts about committing their lives to full-time missionary service.

Leah graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007 with a BS in Elementary Education and spent 6 years teaching fifth grade in the public-school system. Daryl graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia with a BS in Business Finance and a master’s degree from Liberty in Pastoral Counseling. After serving in Mozambique for 6 years and unable to return due to visa issues, they prayerfully made the decision to change fields and serve the Lord in Kampala, Uganda. Two years later, God called the Burnettes to move again to minister at a boarding school to missionary kids in Kijabe, Kenya.

About The Ministry:
Leah is using her background in education to serve as the 6th grade teacher at Rift Valley Academy. She is enjoying the opportunity to teach in a Christ-centered, culturally diverse school where she can openly share the gospel with the kids in her class and help raise up a new generation of Christ followers. She has several boarding students in her class that she tries to love a little extra as they are away from their parents. Daryl is currently teaching Bible classes to middle and high school students. He is also on the chaplaincy team where he is able to preach and share at chapel. He serves on the Spiritual Life Team in an effort to meet all the spiritual needs that students have. Daryl enjoys coaching basketball and mentoring students whenever the need arises.

Kenya, Africa