IMN Missionary Serving in Ghana
Ashley, (also known as Abena by many), is originally from Lyons, Georgia. Ashley grew up closely watching her family in ministry and always had a heart and passion for working with vulnerable children in need. Ashley went on her first mission trip in the Summer of 2007 where she shadowed and worked alongside a missionary couple in Alaska, primarily working with children. This trip opened her eyes to the challenges and joys of full-time missionary life. It was this trip that sealed her call into the mission-field! Ashley graduated with a BA in early Childhood Education, and after years of serving in child and student ministries within the Free Will Baptist and United Methodist Church, she moved to South Korea for a yearlong mission trip. It was during this mission that Ashley grew in confidence and discovered the joy and opportunities to reach the lost through mission work. Ashley’s work in South Korea included teaching at a missionary school, volunteering with an orphanage, and teaching small groups Bible studies. It was at this point that God placed the desire and passion to serve in orphanages fulltime on Ashley’s heart. Upon returning stateside from her South Korea mission, Ashley accepted a position to teach at a Christian school in Ghana. It was at this junction that Ashley met co-worker Linda Ghartey, who she now serves alongside as full-time missionaries with Rohiya Foundation. Ashley has a MA in Counseling Psychology and is currently attending Bible College to study Missions as she works with Rohiya Foundation to lead children to Christ.