7.30.2010

Getting to know Sara Hendershot

Sara Hendershot


Sara comes from Pennsylvania, USA and she grew up on a dairy farm. Currently she is based in California attending Fuller Seminary. Sara is 29 years old. She is serving at Ebenezer for 2 months.

M.M: Tell me about your family?
S.H: I have one brother. My dad is a life-long farmer and my mum retired from teaching 2 years ago. My brother is a 5th generation farmer. He always knew he wanted to be a farmer.

M.M: I understand you are studying at the moment. What are you studying?
S.H: A Masters in cross-cultural studies, focusing on international development.

M.M: Sounds interesting! What do you intend doing after you complete your studies?
S.H: It’s hard to say. I would love to be involved in agriculture, subsistence farming and sustainable livelihoods but I’m not too sure how.

M.M: Is this your first time to Zimbabwe?
S.H: Yes and it’s a lot more developed than I anticipated. It’s the Africa that I saw in the movies. It’s beautiful.

M.M: What do you think of Ebenezer?
S.H: It’s incredible to see all that God is doing through this place. I didn’t know what to expect when I came but there is a lot more than I anticipated. The 3 components – agriculture, spiritual and business are important.

M.M: Who has influenced you the most recently?
S.H: My boyfriend Matt Hillegass (Matt is serving at Ebenezer for close to 3 weeks before he heads back to the States)

M.M: Any words of encouragement?
S.H: Come and see for yourself. It’s hard to communicate the experiences like this in words. Go out of your comfort zone!

M.M: Thanks Sara. Great having you at Ebenezer and I really hope you enjoy your stay with us.

By Molly Manhanga

2 comments:

Dorcas said...

Thanks for sharing about my niece, Sara. I am very grateful for how the Lord uses her in so many ways.

Aunt Dorcas

Marilyn LeClair said...

My niece, Sara, has been my inspiration to "go beyond my comfort zone" as I recently traveled to the Dominican Republic on a Medical Mission trip. God sure "stretched my heart" in the D.R. I am so glad that Sara has paved the way for me in her willingness to go "beyond her comfort zones" and demonstrate God's love through her agricultural interests to those less privileged.

Marilyn