Sharon Dunten, a United Methodist freelance writer for Together and the Disaster News Network, plans to move from Indianapolis to Hattiesburg, Miss. She has accepted a reporter position with the Hattiesburg American newspaper.
She told Together, "I have felt a calling to the Gulf Coast for some time, but I did not know exactly what I was supposed to do or where to go. Well, God informed me today where I am suppose to serve Him."
Dunten served both as a volunteer in mission and disaster news reporter/photographer to the Gulf Coast since November 2006 and has made several trips south since then.
She writes, "I am sad to leave Indiana, but I am excited on what lies ahead in Mississippi. Looking back, it is amazing to see God's hand in all of this. I just had to ask, keep my eyes open, and it was revealed to me. I realize it is not always that easy. Even the journey is unknown, I do not walk alone. I have felt embraced by the people of the Gulf Coast and supported by my family and friends in Indiana."
Together wishes her God's speed as she packs and leaves in a couple of weeks.