Summer Missionary 2023

McKenzie Whalen

Where do you currently attend school? East Central College in Union, MO
Where are you serving this summer, and who is your mentor?
The Ridge Church STL with Jeff Scott
How did you first encounter Jesus Christ, and how has His lordship continued to change your life?
The Lord has called me to be apart of a youth ministry as well as working in the medical field. I mess up daily but the Lord has shown His Grace time and time again.
What does the church mean to you?
Where we come together as sinners, loving on one another, praying for each other and growing our relationship with Christ
As a student, how have you shared – and are currently sharing – your faith with others?
I try and be a witness with my attitude and share the love that the Lord has given me to others
What do you feel is your vocational call (future career), and how do you anticipate sharing your faith through that call?
Youth ministry and medical field. I’ve wanted to be a medical missionary in Ethiopia or some other country
Why do you want to be a summer missionary?
Help me grow my relationship with Christ and help teenagers grow closer to the Lord. Sharing the Love that the Lord has given me to others