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Anne Hasper joins us as the first Student Support teacher at The Esther School! We're excited for her to use her skills to bless the students at The Esther School! In addition, Anne teaches homeschool for our missionary families. Read on and meet Anne!

WHO I AM:
I grew up in West Michigan and graduated with an Elementary and Special Education degree from Grand Valley State University. My fifth grade teacher inspired me and made each day fun and new. That was the year that I knew that I too wanted to inspire kids to learn. I have had a heart for missions since going on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic with my high school youth group, and I am so excited to serve at The Esther School where I can live out my God given passion of being a teacher in the mission field. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy running, playing soccer, reading, and playing my guitar.

WHY ZAMBIA?
In 2012 I attended an international mission’s conference called Urbana. At this conference God began placing in my heart a compassion for underprivileged children all over the world. God opened my eyes to the possibility of combining my excitement for teaching with my heart for international missions. Since then, God has continued to mold the ideas I have about world missions. When one of my friends heard that I was interested in teaching on the mission field, she suggested that I look into The Esther School where a few of her friends were currently teaching. When I did some research, I fell in love with what I saw. Both American and Zambian teachers staff The Esther School. This partnership honors the children’s culture within the classroom and will also offer me the opportunity to learn from skilled teachers of another culture. Together we can work to educate children and change their future. I believe largely in the power of education.

The children we serve receive an education which allows them to make a positive impact in their families and community. Education will empower these children, even at their young age, to become Christian leaders and make a difference in their world.

Want to learn more about life at The Esther School? Read Anne's blog post, "A Day in the Life."