I had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home with godly parents who taught me God's Word. When I was twelve years old, I received Christ as my Savior. For the first time, I had total confidence that my sins were forgiven. During my early teenage years, I knew that God was calling me into full-time Christian service, but I resisted God’s call until about the age of seventeen. It was at that time that I fully surrendered my life to God, and made the commitment to attend Bible college. I had the wonderful opportunity to attend and graduate from Tabernacle Baptist Bible College where I received my degree in the spring of 2016. My wife and I were married at an early age and had the amazing chance to serve in Bolivia, South America. We spent three amazing months with my grandparents, who were in their last term on the field after more than thirty years of faithful service in La Paz, Bolivia. During those three months, God began to confirm in our hearts that He was calling us into full-time missions, and He also put a special place in our hearts for the country and people of Bolivia. In April, 2017, about six years after our first trip, we had the chance to visit Bolivia on an official survey trip. During this time God confirmed in our hearts that Bolivia is where He would have us to serve Him. I am excited to see all that God has in store for us, and I cannot wait to begin the work that God has called us to do.
I had the privilege of being raised in a Christian home with parents who loved and served the Lord faithfully. I was exposed to the gospel many times growing up, and ultimately accepted the Lord as my Savior at a Christian camp when I was twelve years old. It was the first time I can remember seeing my need to fully trust Christ to save me from my sin. Not long after, I began feeling a burden for those around the world that had not been blessed with the opportunity to hear the truth as I had. God had already started preparing my heart for the mission field.
Jacob and I were high school sweethearts and were married in May of 2009. The following year, God opened the door for us to take a trip to Bolivia and spend three months with his grandparents who had been missionaries there for nearly thirty years. During those months, we both fell in love with the country and its people. Since then, we have had the opportunity to visit Bolivia twice more, (once for youth group missions trip and once for our survey trip), and those times have only confirmed God's will that we return to the people of Bolivia.