Lauren is working at Escuela Integrada, a school that provides an education, basic health care, counseling, after school programs and recreational activities for impoverished children. Lauren and her family have been involved with and visiting Escuela Integrada since 2006. After graduating college in 2016, Lauren felt God calling her to pursue mission work. So, with a leap of faith, Lauren worked at Escuela Integrada for 6 months in 2017 and now is going back as a full-time missionary. Lauren works with the children of Escuela Integrada daily and is in frequent contact with their families. She has created strong relationships and encouraged them through prayer and invitations to home church. Because of the economical condition of the children and their families, they are often rejected from normal churches. In some cases, Lauren and the staff of Escuela Integrada are the only real connection to Jesus they have. In addition to spreading the love of Jesus Christ, Lauren’s work at Escuela Integrada includes administrative work, co-teaching 3 English classes, running an after school English club, hosting and translating for missions groups, coaching a girls soccer team and helping in the girls after school empowerment program.