Becoming a full-time intercultural worker was the last thing on Ally's mind when she first visited the Baptist Mission Australia team in South East Asia in 2014. Little did she know how God would use the unique threads of her life to open up new ways for her to serve God.
Ally is of Chinese descent, was born and raised in Malaysia, before moving as an adult, to Australia for education and work. Here in Australia, Ally developed her vocational skills in finance, computing and accounting. All the while she has been an active follower of Jesus worshipping and serving in Sydney.
So with her unique story, Ally travelled to South East Asia as a volunteer. With some local language already in her kitbag she was able to do some basic computer software, accounting training and build the capacity of the local people. Significantly she was also able to build friendships. All of this culminated in a sense of God’s call when our Baptist Mission Australia team leader tapped her on the shoulder and asked her to prayerfully consider joining the team long-term.
Ally has now joined the team! She is currently serving remotely from Australia due to COVID and visa travel challenges, however, she is seeking to serve on location as soon as possible.