Kim Bannon Evinsky has 30+ years in Business to Business sales; Television, Print and Brand Management sales and as a Business Owner.
One of the greatest joys of Kim’s life has been raising her three children Jeremy, Matthew and Joanna. She shared this journey with her husband Paul until July of 2012 when he died suddenly of a brain tumour. As part of their healing journey Kim traveled with her children to Swaziland to serve with Heart for Africa during the Christmas holidays in 2012. The Bannon children, in mourning, spent their first Christmas without their dad feeding and caring for the orphans and vulnerable children at Project Canaan. Kim knew at this time that it was God’s plan for her to live with purpose and to give back, and then the healing would come.
She has been blessed to remarry and her husband Joe Evinsky shares her passion for missions. Kim and Joe live in Chardon, Ohio and together have 5 children Jeremy, Tyler, Matthew, Ellen and Joanna.
Joanna's first trip to Project Canaan in Swaziland was December 2012. This had been a difficult year for Joanna with the sudden passing of her father. Joanna spent her first Christmas without her dad feeding babies of Project Canaan. What a wonderful healing experience.
Joanna has completed 2 years at University of Guelph, Ontario Canada in Animal Biology. During this time she worked as a Client Care Specialist at the Guelph Animal Hospital.
Joanna is currently taking a gap year to focus on Missions and to work with her mom, Kim, at Khutsala Artisans in Ohio.
Julia is taking her firest trip to Project Canaan for six weeks as an intern this summer. She is preparing to work with our Khutsala Artisans while she is there.
Julia is an upcoming third year student at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio studying Intercultural Studies and Business Administration. Julia is involved with the music department sharing her singing voice. She has worked with children for the past few years, been on mission trips, and will continue this summer with working at Khutsala Artisans in Ohio, interning at Project Canaan in Swaziland, and fulfilling business experience at Handy Rents as the Purchasing Assistant.
Designing For Hope - Where Creativity and Passion Meet Purpose
Sharla's love of jewelry began in her uncle's jewelry store. From the time she was a little girl, she loved looking at the beautiful pieces, wathching him behind his jeweler's bench and listening to him laugh with his customers. She never imagined that one day she would forge a similar path.
Since 2007, Sharla has made 9 trips to Swaziland, to serve with Heart for Africa. It was after her 4th trip, in 2010, that she was inspired to return to her passion for jewelry design to earn the money to keep returning to Swaziland.
On her early trips Sharla served primarily in the communities, but now plans her trips to work with the Khutsala Artisans to design jewelry and to teach them new skills. She loves metal work and has found her niche in pewter casting and artistic stamping. She looks forward to many other trips to work with the artisans and to visit with the amazing people of Project Canaan.
Lisa lives in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and is married to Shay. They have 3 beautiful children: Hanna, Cameron and Chayton. Lisa made her first trip to Swaziland in July of 2013. She loves the vision of Project Canaan. She is thankful for the opportunity to play a small part in God's plan through Heart for Africa and to work alongside a team that is truly changing the world.