Hello, my name is Mandisa Makasi and I am from the country of South Africa. I first came to Thailand on a short-term mission trip in 2008. I was so deeply moved by the experience, that 2 years later I was back in Thailand with OMF on a 2-year mentorship program: TYRO (Teaching You to Reach Others). TYRO offered me an excellent opportunity as one who was seeking discernment on future ministry, to be mentored, to have a first-hand experience of missionary life, to study Thai, and to discover where and how the Lord could use me in missions. Coming from a corporate background, I realised that God would enable me to use my skills and experience in the office rather than in front line work. I am currently in a support role and serving as the coordinator for short-term volunteers and long-term workers.