Life before becoming missionaries
We are like many who walked away from Christ after school was out and then found God again after realizing that there is darkness and loneliness without HIM. Katie moved to Central Oregon and recommitted her life to Christ right around the same time that I did and lo and behold, God had been creating us just for each other. We met at Bible study in Bend, Oregon in February of 1998 and we got engaged on Easter and it was June 27th of the same year that we were married. Two years later we had Nickolas and 14 months after that we had Sydney.
The truth is that the many years leading up to our call of missions God was testing and refining us through many small things. Things as small as providing groceries for families in need when in truth we were on the brink of needing help purchasing groceries as well. Simple acts of obedience to what God was telling us to do. Both Katie and myself had worked short term missions through our church and had really pushed to go into missions early in our marriage, but Gods’ timing is always better!