Samantha arrived in the Philippines July 2005 and served for ten years as a Kindergarten teacher at Faith Academy, a school for missionary children. During her time at Faith, she used her weekends and holidays caring for babies and toddlers at a local orphanage, which soon moved into helping with respite care and finally fostering.
Later, she decided to move from teaching to working full time with orphans. She is currently in the US on home assignment, visiting supporters and churches and raising support. She will return to Manila for a year of language study before returning to working with the kids.