Hey, there. I'm Shari and here is a little bit about my story so far. I’m single. I’m 48. I’m tall. I like the color red, flying kites, and Peanut Butter M & M’s. I love playing squash, scrapbooking, and playing games. I enjoy being a little “cheeky,” and I love a good Kakuro puzzle. This is starting to sound like a dating ad, and believe it or not, I'm not looking......no really....I’m not looking,..,,well, at least right now I'm not looking.
I’ve been a missionary for the past 26 years and have served in Nigeria, New Zealand, and Thailand. I absolutely love my "job" and count it such a privilege to be able to work with ladies of all ages. Many of my teen girls, whom I affectionately call "my girls," are all grown up now with families of their own. I love that they still call themselves "Shari's girls." You can see some of them pictured below. If you'd like to know more about my missionary work please visit my missionary website: www.sharihousethailand.wix.com/servingjoyfully.
Since I graduated from college and even before that, I guess, I've participated in just about every part of the ministry there is, but probably my most favourite thing to do is teach - whether it is teaching a new song to a children's choir, sharing a truth the Lord has taught me with a Ladies' Sunday school class, speaking at a Mother/Daughter Banquet, or talking one on one in a counseling session. For years people have been trying to get me to write a book....I keep telling them I'm not an author...but recently I've been typing out my journals and compiling some of my notes from lessons I've taught and Bible studies I've done and thought I'd start by sharing them here.
I don't claim to have any great new truth as there is "nothing new under the sun," but maybe something that has spoken to my heart will speak to yours as well. In the end, I’m just a girl who dreams of doing something great for the Lord with her life. I’ve had a few extraordinary days during my 48 years of existence, but mostly life is filled with ordinary days and mundane tasks and the desire to remain faithful where the Lord has placed me until He calls me home.
I'm excited to get to know you and I'd love to hear about your story, too. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know something about you, You can also connect with me on Facebook, or if you are really keen, why not visit me in Thailand. I have a great guest room.
Serving the Master joyfully,
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