Meet the Team Leader: Daniel Manuel
Hello sisters and brothers! My name is Daniel Manuel and Iâ€™m excited to be a part of going on an ACT trip to Ethiopia in December 2014. Iâ€™ll be 40 years old in February and despite travel to Europe, Mexico, and various places in the United States, Iâ€™ve never lived, worked, gone to school, or gone to church more than 8 miles from the hospital where I was born. You can say the same thing for Janel, my lovely bride of 20 years. Janel and I currently have two children. Grace Elizabeth is 10 and Blaise Covenant is 6. Iâ€™m a very adventurous person that appreciates Godâ€™s creations and desires to honor Him in all I do even though I mess it up plenty.
Why do I feel qualified for a leadership role for this trip? Well, I had no idea at the time, but I can look back and see where God has been using multiple learning opportunities to prepare me for this. In 2009 & 2010 I went to London as an adult chaperone with an organization called iGo Global. I went to Paris in 2012 and Denver in 2013 with the same group. My passion for missions only grows stronger every year. In regards to leadership, Iâ€™ve benefited from multiple classes, workshops, and seminars ranging from fire service related to when I received my graduate degree for administration/school principal this past May. In my current position at the fire department, I am responsible for risk reduction education for the public, in house training for fire fighters, and responding to emergency and non emergency calls. Besides this, Iâ€™ve served as a sponsor multiple times with our youth at church camp. Iâ€™m looking forward to the blessing of meeting all of our team members.
If you would like to join us on this very special mission trip December 26 – Jan 4, 2015 we invite you to apply today!