Through the years, many life experiences continued to affirm her calling. These included developing a love for languages, being exposed to relationships with other missionaries, travelling abroad, and getting to know women and families from other countries right here in Boston because of the game of soccer.
After completing her degree from Gordon College, Kara began working as a middle and high school girls coach with Soccer Without Borders. “SWB uses soccer to positively impact newcomer youth to the U.S. It was through my experience at SWB that the Lord solidified and made clear my next step included using soccer as the vehicle to build relationships with young women and share the Gospel.”
Coaching Soccer in Spain
Kara is currently in the preparation and fundraising stages for her overseas ministry. She plans to serve a minimum of two years as an Envision intern with a team in Spain. The team currently offers services within a North African community, things like language classes, and when Kara arrives, she will begin coaching a local Futbol club to connect young women with the opportunities available and be a witness for Christ within that community. Additionally, she will assist with building partnerships with other Spanish churches in their area.
“The Lord’s hand has been so clear in setting up this opportunity,” Kara explains. “As I started thinking about moving abroad, I received an invitation to live with a family in my church that allowed me to save money. Then a part-time job fell in my lap where the owner gave me flexible hours, more pay than I expected, and an environment where I hear and speak Spanish every time I am at work. The final piece was when conversations with the Spain team began, they advised they had been praying for someone to help start a soccer ministry for young women.”