Mandy is a wife and mother to 3 beautiful children, ages 4, 5, and 7. She started to learn more about Heart for Africa through the Village Christian Church and was interested in raising awareness for Heart for Africa through her triathlons. She was also going to help others fundraise to go to Africa, then learned that there was one spot left for the November 2017 trip. She decided to join in and start helping other organizations fundraise using Khutsala keychains and ornaments. She is blessed that God has laid out a path for her to be able to serve on the Heart for Africa team.
Designing For Hope - Where Creativity and Passion Meet Purpose
Sharla's love of jewelry began in her uncle's jewelry store. From the time she was a little girl, she loved looking at the beautiful pieces, wathching him behind his jeweler's bench and listening to him laugh with his customers. She never imagined that one day she would forge a similar path.
Since 2007, Sharla has made 9 trips to Swaziland, to serve with Heart for Africa. It was after her 4th trip, in 2010, that she was inspired to return to her passion for jewelry design to earn the money to keep returning to Swaziland.
On her early trips Sharla served primarily in the communities, but now plans her trips to work with the Khutsala Artisans to design jewelry and to teach them new skills. She loves metal work and has found her niche in pewter casting and artistic stamping. She looks forward to many other trips to work with the artisans and to visit with the amazing people of Project Canaan.
Lisa lives in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and is married to Shay. They have 3 beautiful children: Hanna, Cameron and Chayton. Lisa made her first trip to Swaziland in July of 2013. She loves the vision of Project Canaan. She is thankful for the opportunity to play a small part in God's plan through Heart for Africa and to work alongside a team that is truly changing the world.