Hi! I am Hanna Gretchen Meyer, I am 25 years old and was born and raised in Vryheid, KZN. I have a Bachelor of Education Degree and am now a full-time missionary with YWAM (Youth With A Mission), FFSA (Fire and Fragrance South Africa), Potchefstroom, South Africa!
I am a part of a collaborative non-profit missions organization called Fire and Fragrance South Africa empowered by Youth With A Mission. We exist to catalyze and mobilize a generation to live radical, abandoned, wholehearted lives in order to see the great commission completed in our lifetime! To accomplish this mission it is our desire to train and send out individuals and communities into every sphere and nation of the earth to see Jesus name and fame be made known.
I did my DTS (Discipleship Training School) and DBS (Discipleship Bible School) here in Potchefstroom, South Africa through Fire and Fragrance where my heart for missions stirred in me. My life was completely transformed to love Jesus with my whole heart and to see the need for His people to be met with his love. Currently, I am doing FIE (Foundations in Education) through the University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii – and I can honestly testify of how God is reforming my whole perspective of education. Over the last couple of years, I know that I will be combining what I studied with missions throughout my future. My heart burns for children and raising them up in a solid foundation in both Christ and academics, whether it be teaching them or training up teachers to do it God’s way!
This is my second year serving with YWAM as a full-time missionary, and I am only expectant for more! I have committed the next two years to serve our Education Ministry here on base. This ministry is twofold. Firstly, Education For Life, which is training and equipping teachers with knowledge, skills, and confidence to love children well from a biblical approach and to bring change and impact their school and classroom environments. Secondly, we are launching a Pre-Primary school, to bring quality biblical education and a safe Christ-centred environment for children for our Fire and Fragrance community and later for the broader Potch community as well. Both are unto the dream of establishing a model school as a training institute for Christian education, a place where teachers can come and receive training and then take what they learned and multiply it in their hometown or home nation.
For me to run with this and serve God and our base well, I need partners both in prayer and financially. I would like to invite you to prayerfully consider partnering with me to see God’s plan for my life unfold, and to see Him bring training and reformation to the sphere of education!