In 1998, Candy left her home and teaching position to serve a one-year commitment as a volunteer teacher in the Dominican Republic. Soon she found herself immersed in ministry to not only Dominican learners, but also Haitian, and realized this was God’s call on her life. In 2001, she affiliated with Missionary Ventures and has, to date, continued to serve in both the Dominican Republic where she makes her home, and in Haiti where she spends long periods of time living among the people she loves. From childhood, Candy dreamt of a life of adventure, living in Africa. In God’s way, and in God’s time, she has seen her dream realized as God brought Africa across the sea to the island of Hispaniola in the country of Haiti.