My Story

My name is Shayla, I’m 18 years old and I live in Beautiful British Columbia.

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On April 7th, 1998, I was born, becoming the final member of our average sized Canadian family; just my dad, my mom, my sister and me. We are far from the perfect family, but I can’t imagine spending my life with anyone else.

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I was raised going to church every Sunday that I could remember. I got to wear my cute dresses and little black shoes and tear it up in Sunday School with a bunch of other little nerds. I was nine years old at Bible Camp when I invited Jesus into my life. Now although my camp experience was far from great, (my leader dropped me in a trust fall, I tried making bannock but it ended up as half charcoal, half raw and covered in dirt, and I had no friends) I left camp as a daughter of Christ and began a journey that I never could have imagined.

In 2013, I joined a team of youth from my church and went on a missions trip to Ecuador. This was a pivotal moment in my life where I made life long connections, took my faith into my own hands, and discovered my heart for missions work.

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Over the past three years, God has lead me to new opportunities to share the gospel. From serving with the children at my home church, taking part in a leadership program at a near-by Bible Camp and going overseas again, this time to Colombia in 2015 to share His love internationally.

Now I am here, in the midst of setting myself up to begin the Backpack Europe DTS at YWAM Biarritz.

Welcome to my story, I hope you will journey with me.

In Christ,

Shayla

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