In November of 2012, Leah’s feet hit Philippines soil for the first time and she would never be the same. Her heart was forever touched as she walked the streets, observed the beautiful culture, and listened to the stories of people around her. She found herself falling in love with a land that would soon become her home. 4 months later she moved to the Philippines full-time, answering God’s call to love and serve His people there.
After serving under and partnering with a couple of different organizations for her first 6 years overseas, God led Leah to start The Rising International Ministries in January of 2019 as a means of meeting the specific and unique needs of the community around her. Leah is passionate about seeing opportunities for education combined with the hope of Gospel-centered discipleship saturate into places where others are not willing to go.