I learned about NBA XPLOR while attending National Avenue Christian Church in Springfield, MO, during my studies at Missouri State University. This will be my second year in XPLOR, so I am taking a break from studies there, where I was majoring in psychology with a minor in law. While at MSU, I became good friends with the Disciples campus minister and was very active in a group called Ekklesia. My home church is El Shaddai Miracle Temple in Chicago. My work experience includes serving as a children’s caregiver and student worker/librarian while in college. During my first year in XPLOR, I lived in the Hiram-Mantua house, worked with children at Little Village for my internship, and my host congregation was Hilltop Christian Church in Mantua, OH.