Hello, my name is Carla Alegría and I am excited to share my thoughts with you in this blog. I am the Community Manager for the Health and Wellness Support program in Chile. In this role I connect the community to our program work so that people become familiar with what we offer. This is why I actively participate in both physical spaces and online with social media.
In every aspect of our work, we do all we can to share the gospel, promote Christian well-being, and invest in meaningful relationships. We do this because these three main values are the basis for all work at Kingdom Workers.
I write this from a hotel room in Jakarta on my last day of quarantine. I have not been able to travel to Indonesia for the past 16 months because of all the logistics surrounding COVID-19. Even this trip is not an easy one to make with COVID still being a concern. Yet, in a few short hours, I will be released. And in a few days, I will be on my way to the remote areas where I serve. I can hardly wait!
On paper it looked simple.
Dial the numbers and start the call. Only, the last time I tried this I had failed to connect with someone on the other line repeatedly. I was getting familiar with the message, “The call you are trying to place cannot be completed. Goodbye.”
Growing up, I always knew I wanted to do something to help others.
As a kid, I dreamed of working in a hospital. I wanted to be able to help people, especially my friends and family. But I doubted myself and worried I wouldn’t be able to heal complicated conditions or diseases.
Afterall, everyone knew me as the pastor’s son, not an aspiring doctor.
Thankfully, the events of my life led me to a place where I am not only serving people’s physical needs but their spiritual needs as well.
Today I’m sharing three lessons I learned from my Facebook live conversation with Daya, Nyanpal, and Alicia in honor of World Refugee Day.