God has put His love for the people in Asia in our hearts. Our main goal is to build a team of national men to plant a church that will take the baton to plant more churches. Our plan falls into three phases. The first is to begin to learn their language and culture through a one year internship in the city. We will be gaining imperative insights that will help us to avoid major pitfalls, correct our misconceptions, and build rapport.
The second phase is the team development period. Over the course of two to three years, we will be developing the team of nationals to lead the church to be planted. Through Bible studies, discipleship, and assigned field work; the prospective national church planters will be getting prepared to spearhead the project. All the while, we will be continuing to learn the language and culture.
Phase three will consist of taking the team to the prospective church area to begin evangelism, Bible studies, prayer meetings, and community ministries. We strongly hope to see this church branch out into daughter churches.
Our missionary was born in Michigan and grew up in a Christian home. Through the witness of his parents and church, he came to trust in Christ as his personal savior at a young age. During a pivotal time in his life just after high school, God placed a seed in his heart for foreign missions through a visiting missionary’s presentation. During that Sunday service, God impressed His will and purpose for him.
Our missionary has since then completed 3 years of Bible college at Frontier School of the Bible, earning an associates in biblical studies. This is where he met his beloved wife and treasured partner and where both of their children were born.
Our other missionary was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in a Christian home. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at age 5 after hearing the gospel at church, but didn’t really start a true walk with Him until age 19. Since then, her entire life has been devoted to God and searching out what He would have her do.
She was 21 years old when God made it clear to her that her life was meant for foreign missions. For over a decade, she has been seeking after God to prepare and send her. She has done some full-time ministry, short-term missions trips, completed some Bible Schooling (where she met her husband), and started a family.