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Central graduate finds true calling

For Kylee Curtis, college life isn’t about all-nighters, football games and searching for the perfect corporate position upon graduation. It is more about following a calling, spreading kindness and helping those who are lost find their way.

Instead of opting for the traditional college path, the Park Hills native has chosen to seek the life of a missionary.

“I have felt the calling to do mission for a really long time,” Curtis said. “I was at a church service this past summer when another church member came to me and told me that God wanted me to move away and do mission. I was already feeling a pull, but then I knew I had to go.”

To help Curtis achieve her calling, the Central High School graduate enrolled at The Ramp School of Ministry in Hamilton, Alabama to receive her training.

“I remember hearing about Ramp last March,” Curtis said. “But after that one church service, I went home and applied that night and was accepted just a few weeks later.”

Curtis will get her first chance at her chosen career on April 21 when she joins a group of fellow missionaries for a week-long mission trip to England where she will preach the word of God to refugees, the young and anyone else who is looking for Jesus.

“On the day we arrive in London, We are going to have a day of relaxation and renew so we won’t be exhausted for the rest of the trip,” Curtis said. “We will be doing some straight ministry at the beginning of our trip, but at one point we will be going to a Syrian refugee church.”

According to Curtis, while at the Syrian church, she and her colleagues will be ministering through dance, preaching the gospel and giving testimony of where they have been and how God brought them through.

Although this is a big trip for Curtis, she explains she is not nervous nor anxious. In fact, Curtis states she is very excited about the whole trip and says this will be just the beginning.

“I am not nervous at all about the trip because I know God is in this with me,” Curtis said. “In fact, I actually think I am going to move to Thailand and do mission work there for a few years and then eventually go to India.”

Although Curtis has traveled outside of the United States in the past, such as, Mexico, Belize and other places, her trip to the England will be more than just another stamp on her passport.

For Kylee Curtis, of Park Hills, life is about to get interesting as she prepares for a mission trip to England April 21-28 to help spread Jesus' name. The young missionary will be making stops in Manchester, Liverpool and London. During her trip, Curtis will be visiting a Syrian refugee church to talk about God and what brought them all together. 

For Kylee Curtis, of Park Hills, life is about to get interesting as she prepares for a mission trip to England April 21-28 to help spread Jesus’ name. The young missionary will be making stops in Manchester, Liverpool and London. During her trip, Curtis will be visiting a Syrian refugee church to talk about God and what brought them all together. 

Craig Vaughn is a reporter for the Farmington Press and can be reache at 573-518-3629 or at cvaughn@farmingtonpressonline.com

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