My name is Dacia and I am just a simple 29 year old gal from Texas. I am passionate about people and relationships. I truly value my friendships. I love nights out with friends, college football, clean sheets, Diet Dr. Pepper, red lipstick, high heels, singing loudly in my car, everything Texas, and seeing Jesus in the simple things through out my day.
I have been called to Uganda to serve a Ugandan led ministry, Arise Africa International. Currently, I help as a “momma” to 54 babies in our babies home, help gain sponsorships for our students that are attending our Primary and Secondary Schools, and oversee all three projects. I am learning more and more about how Christ will pour you out and fill you up. I can’t imagine going back to the normal. I can’t imagine not feeling this tired and exhausted every day but so fulfilled and overwhelmed with purpose.
I met my man here on the mission field in 2013! After many tears and prayers of being fearful that I would never marry living on the other side of the world, my Creative Father brought me the man that I have prayed for, one who loves Him and loves living out the Gospel as well. Together, we both are called to do ministry together and I could not be more excited!
I know so many people think you have to come do something like I am doing to find this overwhelming since of purpose. But I think it’s just looking around where the Lord has placed you and living out the Gospel.
“The hardest places to leave are the places God leads us to. Because those are the places you are shaped and molded into a new person. Those are the places your heart expands, your eyes are opened to new perspectives, and your eyes really begin to see.”
These orange roads have stained my feet and my heart. I wish I could bring all to walk these road with me, there is nothing in this world like it. Nothing as sustaining and fulfilling.
But until you walk these roads yourself…you are welcome to walk with me.
Video of my time in Uganda 2012 https://vimeo.com/56445042