Africa 2022 – Karley Slaughter
Hi, I am Karley Slaughter I live in New Braunfels, Texas. I am twenty-three years old, and I am a hairstylist, I have been a hair stylist for six years. One of the main reasons I chose this as my career was to inspire, be inspired and touch lives of others. making others feel the most authentic and beautiful self on not only the outside but as well as the inside is a passion of mine. I grew up attending church and knowing who my Lord and Savor is. The last two years have been rough for many of us, including myself. my situation leaned me to getting closer to Jesus more than ever. With a lot of prayer my family and I got through our situation, and I have God to thank for that. I promised myself that I would start to give back to others and be the light in their life. you never know what someone is dealing with and I want to spread love, kindness and joy to every person I encounter. if I have the opportunity to do that, I have accomplished what is most important. I have been on a couple of mission trips when I was in high school through my church and it was the most magical experience to see the world, learn different cultures and touch the lives of others. I believe we have a purpose in life and that is to spread love, and joy. My Co worker Amy was talking about her past experience and the lifes she has touched through this opportunity, it moved me to be apart of this incredible organization. my mission behind attending the trip to Kenya, in east Africa is to help change the lives of younger children. I am a mother myself and If I am given the opportunity to attend this trip my goal is to be a mentor to these children and love on them and teach them how amazing Jesus Christ is and how special they are. I know for me, that growing up I was sheltered and didn’t truly understand the world around us and how others grow up. sometimes the world can feel so small however there is so much happening all around us, all of the time. I know I have taken life for granted in the past and it is such an eye opener to hear and connect with others all over the world. I want to help be a part of changing these children’s lives forever. I know opportunities like this are remembered for a lifetime and it will be a major mark in not only my journey of life but these children’s lives. I am so excited to be a part of the F4 organization and join their community of leaders and mentors. If I am able to make a difference and give these children a better life physically, mentally or spiritually I want todo so.