Meet the Missionaries

Danita Kurtz

COUNTRY:

Papua New Guinea

ASSIGNMENT:

Teacher

SITE:

Diocese of Kimbe

Danita served as an English teacher in the Diocese of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. The half of her assignment she taught at Caritas Technical Vocational Secondary School which was a “2nd chance” school for girls. Danita completed her term of service teaching at St. Joseph Junior High School which is a co-ed school.

IN OWN WORDS:


Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to be a missionary. “But when, God?” I would pray. Before I knew it, life began. I completed my degrees and started working in Education. Thirty plus years later, my career ended much too soon and maybe that was God's way of answering my prayer. After being accepted by LMH, I thought I would take my professional and life skills and share them in mission with the students of Papua New Guinea.  I soon realized that after meeting the people of PNG and having the opportunity to be temporarily immersed in their culture, my life would change for the better.  Even though I faced several challenges along the way, overall, I loved my mission experience. I can only say that if God is knocking at the door of your heart to go on mission, I encourage you to pray about it and if you are truly open to new cultural opportunities, I know God will provide you with amazing people and experiences you hadn't even realized you were missing in your life. God bless you on your journey.