Cindy Gellingher and I met at an Ethics for LMTs class in January 2018. The timing of class was set for Cindy and her timing/licensure requirements. It was an intimate 8-hour class and we chatted over lunch. Through that conversation we swapped hobbies and she shared her love of crafting. She showed me photos of her crafts on a facebook page called “Crafts for Costa Rica”. I asked what that was about. She casually said she sells the crafts to go on massage missions trips. My internal dialogue, “Hold the phone. Massage missions trips? That’s a thing?? Also, does that mean you’re a Christian??”
I’m an adult MK by way of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I’ve been in Portland, OR for five years and was led to train and work as a massage therapist in that time. In these five years, I started to follow Jesus, I’ve been growing in relationship with him and in a rooted community here, and he’s been integrating all the things -...