Anna Millikan, daughter of Matt and Aliina Millikan, is travelling on a mission trip to Cameroon in June and shared some information about her trip with The House:
House: When are you going to Cameroon? When do you return?
Anna: I am going to Cameroon, Africa, in June after a 2-week boot camp at Teen Missions in Florida. I will return the 2nd week of August from Africa and will be at the Teen Missions camp for debriefing until Aug 13th. The official date of the trip is from June 18-Aug 13.
House: With what organization?
Anna: Teen Missions International is the organization.
House: How did you learn about the trip?
Anna: We started looking into it after hearing Alene Gross talk about it at church last spring.
House: Why do you want to go?
Anna: I have been on a mission trip to Mexico and I really liked the experience. I am graduating this year and I’m trying to figure out what I want to do in life so I'm hoping this experience will give me some direction.
House: How are you raising the funds for your trip? How much do you need to raise?
Anna: I have been mowing lawns, babysitting, cleaning houses, and doing some general yard work. I still need to raise about $2000.
(House: Support for Anna can be made via a check payable to “Teen Missions”. Coupons for supporting Anna can be found in the EHA foyer. Deadline is May 15, 2016.)
House: What do you plan to do on this mission trip?
Anna: I will be working with Aids orphans, teaching Sunday School, hosting Soccer Clinics, and doing some small projects as needed.
House: What are you looking forward to experiencing? What seems kinda scary?
Anna: I am looking forward to experiencing Africa! The people, the culture, the climate. I am excited to learn about what life is like there firsthand. I am also excited to be a small part of making a difference in the lives of the children. I'm really not scared of anything yet, but I think navigating the airport on my own would be what I am the most nervous about.
House: Share anything else you think we might be interested in learning about your trip and about you! (family, your age, your interests….)
Anna: Well, I come from a family of 7, I am the second born of 4 girls and one boy. I will be turning 17 while in Africa. I am homeschooled, but I play Varsity soccer, and run track for Mark Morris High School.
House: We hope to hear about Anna’s adventure when she returns in August!