Ready to love.

Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up, so take nothing for granted. Stay wide-awake in prayer. Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help. That way, God’s bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he’ll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything—encores to the end of time. Oh, yes! 1 Peter 4:7-11 (MSG). Each of us has the opportunity to let our love, which is really an overflow of God's love for us, flow out of our lives like a spring - welling up and nourishing the "fields" God has us in. Each of us possess certain skills and talents that God uses to bless one another and glorify his name. Approaching each Journey, our staff has the opportunity to lift up praise to God for the people he brings alongside us. Each team is different - specific to the need or the work that God is going to do through that group of individuals. This fall, we have a group of four young women joining us in Africa - a first for Choose to Invest. Hearing their stories, I am confident that God, their Heavenly Father, has done a beautiful work in all of them. There is a rich sweetness, gentleness, and genuine love in them that spills into their words and all they do. Surely, this fall will be something spectacular, because we have Jesus, the King of Kings, on our side. What I have seen and heard is hardly enough to satisfy, because I know that there is only more ahead of us. More rejoicing, more praising, and more worship of God in our lives, in our work, and in this newly-formed community of women ready to love.

Introducing Kali Hellinghausen.



My name is Kali Hellinghausen and I am from Belton, TX.  I'm 22 yrs old and played soccer at Northwestern State University where I just graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. I have felt that the Lord was leading me into full time ministry for about 2 years now, so immediately out of college I was looking for places to serve, specifically in East Africa because I have served there before and have a special love and burden for my African brothers and sisters. I'm stoked about the Journey Internship for this fall, because I know Jesus will use this time to continue to refine and grow me all while giving me the opportunity to share the joy I have found in His grace.