We would like to welcome our newest missionary, Jackie Araneo! She was raised in Union, New Jersey in a Christian family. Jackie accepted Jesus Christ as her savior at a young age but feels that her faith and relationship with God has grown the most in the past few years. She went on her first short-term mission trip with Handfuls of Hope in August 2017 and spent the following summer helping the organization start its sports ministry for young children. After this experience, she felt God’s calling to become a full time missionary and is now serving as the Director of Sports Ministries. She has a strong passion for sports and working with children and is excited to be able to use these interests as a way to serve God and share the gospel. Welcome to the Handfuls of Hope family Jackie!