Hi! I’m Allyssa! I’m 27 years old and from Pennsylvania. I’ve been teaching in various ways since I was about 12 years old! As a pre-teen and teen, I often helped out in Sunday School classes in my church. At 16, I experienced my first overseas teaching experience when I participated in a church mission trip to Micronesia. I loved it! From there, I grew to really love teaching and helping those in need. In 2016, I graduted from Liberty University with my degree in Education, Spanish, and Global Studies. Soon after graduation, I moved to Bolivia, South America! I taught third and fourth grade at a private international school. I met my Bolivian husband and now have a young baby. I love to teach a wide range of subjects and topics, such as Bible, Spanish, Baking/Cooking, and Writing. Outside of teaching, I also enjoy traveling, watching movies, and decorating/interior design.
I accepted Christ as my Savior at the age of seven. My cousin shared the Gospel with me on the playground at school that day. My family and I attended a small Baptist church in Pennsylvania (where my parents and siblings still attend today). I participated in AWANA, Sunday School, and youth group, but didn’t fully come to understand what my faith and relationship with the Lord meant until I was about sixteen. After serving on an overseas mission trip to Micronesia, I became much more aware of the importance of having Christ in my life and sharing that precious gift with others. Since then, I have continued to learn, grow, and mature in my faith. My husband and I are both saved by the grace of God.
I love to travel and see new places. I also enjoy cooking and baking, watching movies, reading, and playing board games and video games. When I have time, I like to do arts and crafts and decorate my home. My husband and I like to do wood-working projects together and serve our community through teaching, feeding, and offering dental work to the poor.