In my mind, this book is a story foremost of courage. An eighteen-year-old girl has the courage to tell the world that what it esteems is not what she esteems and the courage to live as though the foolish, weak, insignificant things are worth far more than the intellectual, strong, important things. Katie sacrificed everything...
Jacob Walker grew up in Thousand Oaks, California, and has lived in Europe, Uganda and soon in Argentina for several months. His journey is to follow Christ’s leading with surrender, to find the epic in simplicity, and, as one mentor demonstrated, to never be too busy for others. His childhood calling – to learn, explore, and relate to people to bring them to Christ – has continued to shape his path.
Jacob recently served as an intern for the Amazima School in Uganda for five months, where he assisted with teaching science, history, and literature and coaching basketball; tutored in math; co-led small group bible study and photography club; and conducted a study of its Christian ministry model. During 2016-2017, he worked for six months to promote Christian-Muslim relations with Reach Global in Birmingham, UK, and over the course of three months, learned from various missionaries in Europe serving refugees.
Jacob is a student at Pepperdine University (majoring in International Studies with an emphasis in political science and minor in Spanish), a Global Fellow, and a member of the Jump Start Team and the East Africa Connection Club, with hopes to later pursue a law degree for a career in global justice. While a student at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, he was personally impacted by children in the community through School on Wheels and Tuesday Night Meals at Calvary Community Church. Jacob is a member of Living Oaks Church in Newbury Park. He has met many other friends along the way while exploring, slacklining, rock climbing, and hearing and sharing stories.