Allison is from Elgin, Illinois. She went to school at the University of Illinois in Springfield and graduated with a degree in English and Elementary Education. Through being involved with Christian Student Fellowship, she began to see the importance of missions and was able to participate in some short-term trips across the country. It was during college that Allison began to feel led to pursue mission work. In 2013, Allison had the opportunity to serve with New International as an intern in Narok, Kenya. She was able to work with Africa Hope in education development. In 2014, Allison led an intern team back to Narok, Kenya and felt her call to missions grow even stronger.
The PYF team is networking with youth homes in and providing them with resources, equipping youth workers, and discipling youth (ages 12-20) living without their parents in the city of Chiang Mai. Many youth come from tribal families who live in mountain villages, hours from schools, so they move to the city for an education while their parents stay in the village to work, often on their farms. There is great need for this kind of ministry for the youth to have more adult interaction and to be guided and introduced to Christ. The potential outcomes are invaluable: decreased drug use, prostitution, poverty and high school drop-outs and a generation who knows Christ and has hope for the future!
With New International since 2015