Nancy serves among the refugees in northeast Ohio who originate from Myanmar. There are approximately 1000 people in Summit County Ohio. That number is continually growing. They have several faith backgrounds including Animism, Buddhism, other faiths including Christianity. Most faiths are syncretized.
The main challenge is that ethno-centricity hinders growth of the church. Many do not understand the concept of receiving Christ and following Him.
Raised in a Christian home, Nancy accepted Christ as a 7th grader. She was active in her local church’s bus ministry and taught the kindergarten Sunday school class. After earning her Master’s degree, Nancy joined the staff of Akron Children’s hospital as a medical social worker. During this time she remained active in the local church leading the youth department. As a result, she became connected to the Josh McDowell Ministry. She went on several short term mission trips with Josh McDowell.
In 2003, she joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ/CRU through their humanitarian arm Global Aid Network. God opened the door for her to focus on her passion for families resulting in transferring to WorldVenture in 2009. She now serves refugees, from Myanmar, who have relocated to Northeast Ohio.
She says, “I look forward to the day when the refugees will successfully assimilate into America and share Christ with those around them.”