Paige Baker

Haiti

Paige is from Luverne, Minnesota and graduated in 2018 from Augustana University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Biology. Paige is the behavioral therapist and school counselor at the Jean Alexis Kuislin Christian Academy where she focuses on trauma related behaviors.

Why I work for Mission-Haiti: 

I visited Haiti for the first time during the summer of 2012, the summer of my sophomore year in high school. Since that trip so long ago, I knew God was calling me for something much bigger. I returned to Haiti the following summer before going to Augustana University for my undergrad where I studied biology and psychology in the hope of becoming a school counselor. Throughout my time in college, I continued to feel God nudging me to do more. I was not exactly sure what that meant right away, but after countless prayers and more sleepless nights that I can remember, I finally knew God was preparing my heart to advance His kingdom in a third world country as a missionary. I began this journey by looking into programs like the Peace Corps, Young Adults in Global Mission, and Youth with a Mission, but none of them seemed to be my calling. I knew I wanted to do more than just go to another country to work, I wanted to train up leaders from within the country as part of an organization that had Christ at its core: and Mission Haiti is just that. During my senior year of college, I heard that this mission was in need of teachers for the upcoming school year. Despite not having a teaching degree and not knowing much about the organization, God was telling me to step out on a whim and reach out to them. I took a chance and I haven’t looked back since. “Love Jesus, Love Others, Make Disciples” is Mission-Haiti’s motto and I cannot think of a better way to sum up what we as Christians are called to do. I am both honored and humbled each day to be able to serve and love on God’s children in Ti Rivière alongside a wonderful group of Christian leaders.