Karen had the privilege of being raised in a faithful Christian home and church in New Hampshire. She was saved at the age of five and then in high school dedicated her life to the Lord's service during a missions conference. Although unclear concerning her particular calling, Karen felt that she should pursue education in the medical field and so received her bachelors in nursing from BJU in 2002.
Three years later, the Lord opened the door for a 9 month stint as a short termer in Kiari, Papua New Guinea with the Calhouns. Karen developed a love for and burden for the people of New Guinea during this time. Later, the Lord again opened the door for Karen to spend a year and a half as Jennifer Pearson's furlough replacement in the Aibai clinic. The time spent in the Aibai ministry further burdened Karen to come to PNG full time.
Karen has joined the Smith family in Kiari and is working to learn the tribal language, thereby helping to make an inroad for the gospel with the villagers. She desires to eventually use the tribal language in women's and children's ministries, discipleship, and literacy outreach as well as in the medical work.
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