training children at
orphanages in Mexico
and Charity Miller have served in Mexico since 2006 at Good
Orphanage near downtown Morelia, Mexico. Jakob does basic upkeep
maintenance, oversees major and minor construction projects,
errands, interacts daily with the orphans and staff, coordinates
projects with visiting teams, encourages and supports the
manages the garden and chickens, and does whatever else he can
help out. Charity loves being a mother, Jake’s wife, taking care
household, and partnering with Jake in serving.
Jakob grew up in Portland, Oregon. His childhood was filled with
adventure: three-wheelers, camping, shooting, bike-riding,
learning. Schooling included Rose City Park Elementary, Columbia
Christian and Benson Polytechnic (HS) where he majored in
mechanics while learning about many trades. In 1999, Jake
volunteered to teach English in Morelia, Mexico, for one year,
with a Mexican family and becoming fluent in Spanish, although
not intend to return there.
Charity also grew up in Portland, excelling at all levels of
including David Douglas High School. She consistently earned top
while participating in competitive
gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, and track & field,
State levels and earning awards. As a young adult, she began to
the long-term effects of chronic fatigue syndrome and
Jake and Charity met in 2002, fell in love, and married in 2003.
Shortly thereafter, she returned with Jake to
Mexico where they have been serving orphananges since since
Jakob, “I cannot imagine a job better designed for me and
my various skills and interests."