Farewell to Mary

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Mary Gosselin has served as the executive administrative assistant for Daystar U.S. for over four years and will soon enjoy a much-deserved retirement. Before coming to Daystar U.S. Mary worked as a school secretary for 25 years. “I was praying for a new part time job when I heard about the job at Daystar U.S.,” Mary reflected. “I was really excited about Daystar’s mission to transform Africa.”

Mary experienced Daystar’s mission firsthand when she traveled to Kenya in 2015. “Daystar University is a shining light in that city and country,” Mary said, “The most meaningful thing for me was actually seeing the faces of the students we help. Those students have such an earnest desire to get an education at Daystar.” Mary was inspired by the students she met and everything they sacrifice to get an education, often giving up food for tuition. “Giving my time by working at Daystar U.S. was one of the ways I could give back to those students,” Mary said. 

 Mary enjoyed traveling to Kenya in 2015 and meeting Daystar University staff and students.

Mary enjoyed traveling to Kenya in 2015 and meeting Daystar University staff and students.

During her time at Daystar U.S. Mary was a true servant leader, always lending a quick and helpful hand to anyone who needed it. “Mary is the most positive person I know,” said Nancy, Daystar U.S. Finance Manger. “She has the greatest servant leader heart I’ve ever experienced.”

 Mary, third from right, is looking forward to spending more time with her family after she retires. 

Mary, third from right, is looking forward to spending more time with her family after she retires. 

Mary’s joyful spirit and quick laugh will be deeply missed at Daystar U.S. and she deserves to be celebrated for her years serving the organization. “I’m looking forward to having time to rest, study and pray and spend more time with my family and grandchildren,” Mary said. “And, of course, I’ll be volunteering at Daystar U.S.”