Upon arrival in the United States, my parents had their funding as missionaries discontinued because they chose to be with their children away from a war-torn country. This meant that our food came from food banks and clothing from co-ops, which ended up providing us with the necessary resources to survive.
Survival also was based on many other aspects. Most impactful were my parents’ conception of who I was, the education I received, and employment and housing opportunities. These factors eventually helped shape me into someone who strives to enhance communities. Read more here.