Learning to Lead

Written by Phul Maya Rasaily, Ministry Apprentice

My name is Phul Maya Rasaily. I was born and raised in Nepal. In 2010, my family and I got the opportunity to come to the United States. Since then I have been a part of Mission Adelante. First I attended Refugee Kids Club and then Teens Club. In 2017, I started volunteering in both Refugee Kids and Youth Club. When I was volunteering in these programs, I got the offer to join the staff as an apprentice and lead Adelante Arts Community. I accepted the offer in February. Since then, I have been leading the Arts Community every Monday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. 

The spring trimester I observed and learned from my supervisor, Gissell. Then this summer I began leading the program with some of her help. I have learned so much about leadership and fulfilling responsibilities by working at Mission Adelante. I have learned to work with and love people from all places. This summer I led Arts Camp with Sara Forsythe. We got to teach more than 45 kids about the love of God and the talents He has given us. I had so much fun with them! I also had the opportunity to lead the summer internship with the other four apprentices and mentored an intern named Puja Gurung. During the internship, we talked about our strengths, gifts, and weaknesses. We built a strong bond and sisterhood between us. 

I would like to ask for prayer for the growth for Arts Community as we are starting our fall trimester on September 23. Also please pray that all the kids and volunteers would come back and we could have another excellent trimester together. I am super excited for the fall trimester and the opportunity to continue sharing the love of Christ and my life with people from all places.


  • Have you ever wondered what goes on at a typical night of programming at Mission Adelante? Adelante Arts Community, Refugee Kids Club, Refugee Youth Club, Citizenship Class, Latino ESL, Teens Adelante, and Kids Adelante have Observation Nights coming up! Visit www.missionadelante.org/observe to sign up!


  • Do you have a heart for kids? Do you want to make a difference in a kid's life? Kids Adelante is looking for energetic and fun-loving volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our website at www.missionadelante.org/kids

  • Our Leaders in Training program teaches young students about the importance of eating healthy. Being an after-school program, the kids are often hungry by the time they arrive! You can help out by providing healthy snacks like granola bars, trail mix, and fruit snacks! Contact Megan Fountain if you are interested: meganm@missionadelante.org