I have been suffering from depression since I can remember. Before I heard Caroline speak at my college. I felt helpless and just totally lost. I felt no one would miss me if I died. I felt like a big burden to my parents. I heard Ms Verkaik speak about growing up in Kenya and how she takes people like me on her mission trips, I felt like there was a light for me at the end of the tunnel. I hope one day I can go and share my struggle with depression but mostly just to do mission work for kids less fortunate than me. At last I feel like I have something to look forward to. 


 Thank you caroline for giving me a hope of using my God given gifts to serve others. I have never had anyone give me so much hope for tomorrow. Because of you I will not give up. My depression is not bigger than me. 


 I thought nobody would understand what I was going through, like it had no name. Until you spoke to our youth group. It was the first time ever I was able to speak in public about my struggle. I was kind of relieved that a few of my friends had experienced the same thing. I wanted so badly for my parents to hear what you were saying too. Maybe they could understand me better. I wrote down later everything I had been feeling and that helped too. Everything you told us made sense to me. I live it now everyday at school. My friends have complimented me on my appearance. My grades have improved and I feel happier in a way. Thank you Miss Caroline. 

Madeline K

 Caroline has been my mentor for the last 2 years now and I could not ask for a more kind, honest,beautiful and giving person to walk me through my journey in pagentry. 

Linda WallaceAmerica

 Hi, my name is Elliot Plummer. I'm honored to give this testimony. Before the Verkaik"s chose me as their missions trip child I was quite shy and kept to myself. You can ask anyone that knows me and they would surely attest to me being introverted and shy. Growing up I was more extroverted but once i attended a very racist school I became more introverted. When I returned from my missions trip i was changed immensely. I became more social and was more outgoing. What changed me was love. Everyone on this trip treated me with great respect and cared about me. I felt like I was at home. I'm excited and can't wait to go back! 

Elliot PlumerSponsored Teen