Pamela Alarcon a native of the mid-west grew up in a wholesome community surrounded by a wonderful family. Her desire to help others began at an early age. She has always had an open heart to welcome anyone into her home. Growing up, her family hosted many foreign exchange students and she always wanted to learn about their cultures and families. She has immersed herself into various mission outreaches from helping the homeless to helping others learn about their faith. God had a big plan for her life and that plan unfolded In February 2009. She took a life changing trip to Tanzania East Africa. It was during this trip she was faced with the reality of how others in developing nations live.
In Simeon and Sula’s Happiest Day, African traveler and humanitarian Pamela Alarcon weaves a story of harsh realities and attainable dreams – dreams made possible by her commitment to “Love one another as I have loved you” John 13:34-35 Her focus has always focused on feeding the economically destitute but also include a component of teaching them to be sustainable for their future. She continues to serve Tanzania and her work can be found on her website: www.missionbarista.com The motto of Mission Barista is: “Helping people Changing lives” and The Happiest Day for Simeon and Sula, Alarcon creates a place for the reader to learn how others live in Africa.
Alarcon simply offers young readers an unforgettable glimpse into a world of hardship – but also hope says Simeon.
“We are so grateful and know that love is all it takes to make this world a better place. This is the happiest day for us.”