My name is Michaela Sharpshair, and I attend Grace Bible Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, but the Lord is calling me beyond my little world in Cincinnati. In 2015, I attended a mission trip to Lima, Peru, that forever changed my life. The Lord used the trip to make me aware of His calling to a life in missions. Upon returning I quickly enrolled in Bible school and spent two years diving into His word. Over those two years, I walked chronologically through the Holy Scriptures, and my relationship with the Lord became deeper and stronger. I graduated from New Tribes Bible Institute in May of 2017. In just a few short months following graduation the Lord made His plans clear.
After PMU helped to connect me to the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC), I was accepted to join missionaries in Montevideo, Uruguay, to serve as a Missionary Associate. I will also be serving as a Pre-Missionary Candidate with PMU alongside the OPC. I am currently making arrangements and raising support in order to reach my goal of arriving in Uruguay mid-October, 2018. This step will be one of many as I transition and move further toward my goal of becoming a full-time missionary in South America. I will be serving in Uruguay for one year and then return home for more schooling. While I am there, I will be assisting two OPC missionary families whose assignment has been planting two churches in Montevideo for the past three years.
God has made it clear to me that His Word matters and that it is His saving Word that all mankind needs. God has made His calling on my life very clear, and I am thrilled to be given such an amazing opportunity. I have had a desire to serve in South America ever since Peru, and I am so thankful that God has met my desire in even the smallest details. He has laid a heavy burden on my heart to share the gospel with all the nations, and it is not a burden I take lightly. I cannot wait to see what more the Lord has in store for me.
Please consider joining me in prayer and support as I embark on this journey to spread the gospel and further God’s Kingdom. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to find out more!
Editor’s note: Donations for Michaela’s ministry to Uruguay should be sent to Grace Bible Presbyterian Church, 12060 Lebanon Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241, or on-line at http://gracebpc.org/resources/electronic-giving/, please note “Uruguay-Sharpshair” in the “Donation For” section. Please do not send donations to PMU for Miss Sharpshair. Thank you!