Paula was born and brought up in Cardiff.
She became a Christian at the age of 19, and joined St Mellons Baptist Church where she had attended Sunday School for many years. She is still a member of our church.
After spending some time working in secondary schools alongside children with behavioural and learning difficulties, Paula realised that she had a God-given gift for loving and caring for challenging children, for whom many others have little time. Paula then trained as a primary school teacher, and taught at an inner city school in Birmingham.
For many years Paula had the desire to go to South America to share the gospel with the children living on the streets and in 2004 she had the opportunity to go to Brazil with a short term team, spending time on the streets and experiencing the work first hand. It was at this time that the Lord began to call her to work full time in this ministry. After two years in Bible College in Bridgend, she arrived in Brazil in 2011, learnt Portuguese then spent 10 years in Belem, a hot and humid city in the north near the Amazon Rainforest working with street children and teenagers in prison. There were challenges but she saw the wonderful work of the Lord changing people’s lives as they came to know Him.
In March 2021 Paula moved back to the UK and is now sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with various groups of people, including the homeless, in South Wales.