In 2012, a recent high school grad named Anginette Fullerton joined us from Ohio to serve as a year-long intern as the Kindergarten Assistant before continuing her academic and missions career at Moody Bible Institute.
Anginette chose to deferred enrollment for a year and serve with us while taking online classes through MBI. By chance, Anginette, is an alumni of the same high school as our School Director, Danae LeMoine (Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy)—needless to say she holds a special place in our hearts as a fellow Ohioan!
Recently I got to follow up with Anginette and asked her to reflection on her time with Doulos and how her life and career have been impacted by her experience serving with us. Her answers are both humbling and inspiring. We are so proud to call her a Doulos Staff Alumni and have her in our tribe of raving fans and advocates of the work we are engaged in here.
DL: What made your time at Doulos meaningful? How?
AF: The most meaningful aspect of working at Doulos was the relationships I built within the Doulos community. The staff at Doulos became my closest friends and family; I came to Jarabacoa lonely and scared, and left having a Columbian “Mom”, a home church, several best friends, and a network of friends and mentors who show me Jesus.
DL: How did your time impact your current career/life trajectory?
AF: God used my time at Doulos to whet my appetite for long-term missions. He taught me to trust Him with fundraising, food and living situations, with friends and community. He used my time at Doulos to ease my fears, and send my imagination running wild with hopes for future ministry with and for Himself.
DL: How would you describe Doulos’ mission and when did you see it come to life during your time here?
AF: Doulos’ mission is to equip servant leaders for Christ; I saw this mission in action day by day as teachers mentored students in and out of school hours, as students engaged in after school service projects and small groups, and in those same students homes as they welcome in visitors in Christ’s love (and Dominican hospitality!).
DL: What did you learn (about yourself, the Lord, Christian missions, etc.) from your time here?
AF: In my time living in Jarabacoa and working at Doulos, I leaned how weak I am and how strong God is! At my weakest, most lonely, most unable-to-speak-Spanish-and-
engage-with-culture moments, God proved Himself strong as He worked through me. Hallelujah!
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