About the Campaign
My name is Madilyn. I’m 23 and from San Clemente. For the past year and a half, God has taken me all over the country. The journey started on Kauai, went all around the Northwestern states, across the country twice, and now has finally led me to Africa, which is something I’ve been talking to God about for a while now.
Before I moved to Kauai, I had babysat over 25 kids in San Clemente. I was blessed to be a part of so many awesome kids’ lives in our community, and I grew to love spending time with them. At the end of the travels, I had been helping my dad build decks for a few months in Tennessee, not really having any personal purpose behind it besides wanting to spend time with him and take the opportunity to learn something new and valuable. After a while there, I knew that God was telling me to go to Africa, but I had no idea how that was going to happen. I felt God nudge me to leave early (which was hard) and on my way home I found out that The Shoreline was organizing a mission trip to South Africa in just a few months, where we’d be building a playground at a school that’s ministering to kids.
I just knew it was Him. It felt like a full-circle answered prayer that God had prepared me for.
As much as I havetraveled in the country, I have never been out of it, so it is a huge leap. My hope for my first mission trip is to just be of help in any way that I can, and to be a Christ-like example to the kids and in the work that we do. While I don’t know what exactly God has in store for me in South Africa, I know it’s His call and I’m super excited to answer it alongside the awesome Shoreline missions team.