I am Julie McFadden. God in His grace allowed me to be born into a Christian home, and I placed my faith in Christ at the age of 9. Throughout my childhood years, I saw numerous global worker slideshows at church and heard many global worker stories during our family devotions at home. Even as a young child I believed God was calling me to become a global worker. I had a few opportunities to help home and foreign global workers during my high school and college years. Those experiences further confirmed in my heart that God would one day open a door for overseas service.
About fifteen years ago, I began ministry with ABWE in Cape Town, South Africa. I came initially to teach the elementary grades at a mission school, but God gradually shifted my focus away from the classroom into full-time church planting. For the past seven years, I have been assisting a small church plant in the smaller South African city of George. My main responsibilities are discipling women and children and organizing the church’s music ministry.
In addition to my ministries at church, the Lord has opened a door at a preschool in town. Because of my experience in education, I have been invited to teach Bible lessons for the children and lead monthly Bible studies with the teachers.