My name is Rachel Sharn and I was born in Cincinnati, OH. I grew up Catholic and attended a Catholic grade school but didn’t truly know God until much later. When I was 16, I had the wonderful opportunity to move to Colorado with my family where my passion for adventure flourished. I then decided to attend Colorado State University after finishing up high school where God began working in my heart. After attending a retreat, I joined ramCatholic where I found a community with an indescribable joy — a joy that was not present anywhere else. I began regularly attending a few Bible studies and creating a prayer life. Slowly, God revealed Himself to me and placed the idea of foreign mission on my heart. I was hesitant and fearful. How could I leave my family and friends to go somewhere completely unknown? God knew foreign mission work was a scary “yes” at first so He opened doors for me to experience serving others in my local community. I joined a service committee with my church and volunteered to staff retreats. Through all of this I was humbled and filled with peace to witness the work God was doing through His faithful servants.
I found Family Missions Company when friends and family mentioned the organization as a possible opportunity. After much research, prayer, and discernment, I know this is where God wants me to be.
After finishing up Intake (missionary training) in January of 2019, I was sent to the Amazon Basin of Peru where I am currently serving the people with both material and spiritual poverty. I ask that you please keep me and the people of Peru in your prayers as we walk this epic journey with God.