Marissa Fridley was an Inca Link missionary in 2013 and 2014. She was born and raised in Northern California. From the young age of 12, she knew she wanted to attend a Bible college and commit her life to serving the Lord. It was on her first mission trip to the Dominican Republic as a senior in high school that her heart began to feel a tug towards overseas missions. She saw that those with LESS tend to see their need for God MORE, and that this creates an openness/sensitivity to the Gospel.
From there, she went on another trip to Peru in 2005; did a Discipleship Training School with Youth With a Mission in Chile, South America, in 2006; and finally, did an internship with Inca Link in Ecuador in 2010 (She got connected when Rich Brown came to speak for a few chapel services at her university). She graduated from Simpson University (Redding, California) in December of 2010, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cross Cultural Studies with an emphasis in ministry. Ever since, she has had the desire to return to Ecuador to serve with Inca Link longer term. She has always strived to share her life and faith wherever she is at, but has a special passion/call for Latin America, the culture, the children/people, and to “love the least of these.” She believes that all she’s gone through in life−the trials, suffering, and good/bad experiences−has prepared her for this next step. “I want to love people, meet them where they’re at, and share the hope/peace/joy that only a life with Christ brings.”
“For the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.”
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