Meet SAMS Missionaries

Lucy Chaves

Young adults who serve with SAMS (Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders will be present at Urbana 18.

These SAMS personnel will be available to discuss their service:

Lucy Chaves, SAMS missionary to Kenya: At a young age, she felt drawn to the love of Christ. In the same way that she experienced his kindness and mercy, she wants to share it with others. She mentors young women and encourages those in difficult circumstances. She and her husband, David, concentrate their efforts in Nairobi, Kenya, on helping youth to develop a biblical worldview as well as business skills. iHope Photography is one of the business they helped youth develop. They live in Virginia, where they are raising their three children, but they make frequent trips to Kenya to encourage those in continuing programs. They hope to develop further ministries in Western Kenya.

Madeleine Ruch, SAMS missionary bridger to Brazil: A student at Wheaton College, she spent last summer serving in Recife, Brazil, as a SAMS missionary bridger. While there she served at a daycare center in Recife. While there she helped with any needs included caring for children, educational lessons, and helping with administration. She also helped the office translate some paperwork into English, led worship at a local church, and was involved in a young-adult small group.

Jessica Tetirick, SAMS missionary bridger to Uganda: A Texas A&M graduate and a CPA, she did not have missionary service on her mind. After joining a short two-week mission with her church to Malawi, she asked God about her role in mission. God led her to SAMS, where she served as a bridger at Uganda Christian University alongside another SAMS Missionary. While there, she used her accounting and work background to teach business classes.

Adapted from the SAMS Blog


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