WHO I AM
Hi, my name is Quinn, and I am 27 years old. After seven years on staff with YWAM, I have started on my own. I came to Brazil in January 2021, have done different types of ministry, and even found time to get married.
Growing up as a kid in Cincinnati, I always wanted to be a missionary. I was adopted from China when I was 8. School was always a challenge, and learning English was particularly hard. I knew college would be out of the question because of how much I struggled. So I thought God couldn’t use me to spread His kingdom.
Now years later, I’ve traveled to so many places I never thought possible. My eyes have been opened to the injustices in the world, and I’ve had a taste of what it means to spread hope to the lost and the broken. And it’s invigorating. So now I want to give back what God has given me.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
GIVE TO YORIYAZ TODAY
While doing ministry in Brazil, a significant stumbling block for me has been not knowing the language. To be the most effective, I have scaled back my activities and focused on learning Portuguese. It is not an easy language to learn. But through private tutoring and one-on-one learning, I am getting there! I’ve already seen the difference in my language skills in the friendships I’ve made.
DOING MINISTRY & DOING LIFE
Being in Brazil has allowed me to “do life” with non-Christians, and I am loving it.
I am learning a lot about loving people and discerning the right moment to share the Good News with them. Lately as I read the Gospels, I am noticing how Jesus lived His life. He didn’t think of it as “ministry” or “missions.” He just lived with people, recognized their brokenness, and then met them there.
Because I have the same Spirit that was in Jesus, it makes sense for me to do the same. I trust the Spirit will guide me in the same way He showed Jesus.
SHARING MY STORY
God is constantly opening doors for me to share my story in different settings. Whether at CrackLand (the open-air drug market), meeting transgender people, prostitutes, churches, youth groups, travel, and even our honeymoon trip, God keeps providing different opportunities to share His goodness.
THE END GOAL
We’ve worked with all types of ministries. Some include discipleship training schools and organizations that minister to street kids, the homeless, work in the red-light district, Crack-Land, and favelas (slums). After getting married, though, we have slowed down a bit and focused on learning Portuguese.
We have a passion for working with unreached people groups and being with them long-term. But for now, we are focusing on what God has for us during this time. My husband worked in missions full time, but he felt led to continue his degree to equip himself for long-term missions overseas.