Our missionaries are normal people from all walks of life who have dedicated their lives to serving and following Jesus wherever He calls them. Want to meet them? Check out our Missionary Directory.
I recognized my need for a Savior when I was very young. My kindergarten teacher was faithful to share the gospel with my class, and it got me asking questions when I went home that day. I realized I was a sinner in need of a savior and that I couldn't get to heaven without trusting and believing that Christ died for me, paid for the consequences of all of my sins past, present, and future, and that he rose from the grave three days latter and is living today! Jesus became a personal part of my life that day.
When I graduated from high school there came a point where I was done living for myself and dedicated the rest of my life for the Lord. At the time I didn't really know what that specifically meant for me, but God continued to direct my steps. He led me to Word of Life Bible Institute where I spent two years learning and growing in my walk with the Lord. God continued to direct my steps; he grew within me a deep desire to do full-time ministry for the rest of my life. During my time at the Bible Institute (BI) I learned about the Cross Cultural Internship program at our annual Mission Conference and I was sold. I had an interest in missions prior to coming to the BI, but God really began to stir a passion in my heart for cross cultural ministry while at the Bible Institute. During my second year at the BI I learned so much about ministry and was able to go overseas on a missions trip to Romania and the Lord really opened up my eyes and heart to the needs in Europe. Whenever I thought about missions I never thought Europe, but God continued to direct my steps. Now, I am so excited for the opportunity to serve in Portugal and share with them how satisfying, fun, and exciting it is to live a life completely devoted to the Lord!