I was saved at a very young age after hearing a Bible story taught by a teenager that was practicing for WOL Teens Involved. My relationship with Christ became much more real to me when I went on 2 short-term mission trips in high school to Australia, New Zealand, England & Scotland. It was on one of these trips, while acting out a drama about the life of Jim Elliot, that I came face to face with the question, "Would you be willing to die for God?" It was then that I knew I needed be involved in full time ministry. I was able to attend the Word of Life Bible Institute and the School of Youth Ministry, Missions & Evangelism; it was while I was there that I was invited by a fellow student to begin praying about opening the ministry of WOL in South Africa. What was then a prayer has become a reality!
It was at a very young age that my Sunday School teacher showed me my need for Christ and I accepted Him as my Savior. At the age of 14 I attended a missions conference, and through the influence of some amazing missionary testimonies, I made a promise that said, "All that I am, all that I have and all that I ever hope to be, I give to You." While I didn't always make the right choices through high school, I was consistently reminded of that promise, and I had peace that God wanted me to be involved in full time ministry. Brad & I felt God directing us to minister in South Africa while we were engaged, and we were married in June of 1993. We joined WOL in 1995, and have served in South Africa for over 16 years! We have 3 amazing children: Brandon, 18, Marissa, 15, and Mya, 10.