Katie Allan

Special Projects

I’m coming to find that God wastes nothing. I never imagined I’d use all that Spanish I took in school. I assumed my two years of being an art major were wasted time, and that all the writing classes I took were hobbies. And when I got on a plane in 2011 to Guatemala to volunteer with MI, I thought it was simply another short-term trip.
God plants passions and dreams in every human heart, but they stay small until He breathes life into them. Working with MI, I’ve seen people using their hands and hearts for the Kingdom of God, using what they’ve been given to spread the love of Christ.
Since graduating from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2014, I’ve moved to Guatemala to work with MI and currently work on special projects and communications in the MI office, and often translate for the volunteer teams that come serve with us. I also work with programs, camps, and students at MI’s two schools, Próximos Pasos and Vida & Esperanza. Seeing these kids learning, getting to know God and beginning to dream is really what makes this work come alive for me. I’m marveling at how God is moving in this country, and how he has designed good work for each one of us.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,

let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,fixing our eyes on Jesus,

the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross,

scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Hebrews 12:1-2