Get to know Emily Rothera! Check out the interview below and then read her entire bio on our site.
I first heard the name through a friend of mine at church who went with CC to Uganda in 2010. I later learned more about CC when I met Jan and Beth at a women’s conference and heard them share about the work they do.
I initially became interested in being involved after hearing Jan share about their projects of compassion in Africa. Her heart and passion for others and the things that were being accomplished through CC really made me want to be a part of it all. Then, it was after working with them in Liberia that I desired to join staff.
I’m an administrative associate and help with the operations of CC in the office.
It has truly been a blessing to work with and learn from the rest of the CC staff. It is so wonderful to be able to take the work we do at home and then to join with our partners overseas and see how together, it all makes a big impact for our friends in Africa.
The desire to do more and give more of my time and not always being able to. But it’s a great lesson in patience and a reminder that its not me who will accomplish the work but God – I’m just thankful to be a part of it.
I love the administrative aspect as organization and daily operations are super fun for me, but I’m particularly passionate about the student sponsorship program as my heart desires to see these children know hope and love and to be given the opportunity to succeed in the future!
I spent a summer as a missions intern in northern Ireland.
Yes, I was on the Liberia 2012 team. There were many lasting memories, but I suppose the best is of our time working with the children and meeting the older girls at Martha’s Children’s home. They are all so precious!
There are plenty of ways to help out from behind the scenes work stateside to up close and personal work with our partners overseas. I would encourage others to challenge themselves and learn first hand that service to others is the most rewarding and amazing thing we can do in our lives! Not only is it personally rewarding; it changes the world for good and builds God’s eternal kingdom as well.