I had the blessing of being born into a Christian family who were faithful to our church and its ministries. As a child, I saw my parents involved in children’s, music and deaf ministries, as well as my mother being the church and Christian school secretary, and my father being the church treasurer. They provided me and my two siblings with a Christian education through Faith Baptist Academy.
I was four years old when I realized my need for a Savior. I had been thinking all evening about how my whole family was going to go to Heaven to be with Jesus, and I wasn’t going to get to go, because I wasn’t good enough by myself and I hadn’t asked Jesus into my heart to save me. My mother was tucking my sister and me into bed on a Wednesday night after church, when I sat up and asked her if I could pray and be saved. She took me out to the driveway where my father was working on a car. He showed me the verses of the Roman’s Road in our family Bible, and I chose to believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, prayed and asked Jesus to forgive my sins, and to come into my heart to save me. After I was saved, I wasbaptized scripturally.
The Lord began dealing with me about foreign missions when I was 11 years old. I had always been interested in missions and missionaries, and it wasn’t long before I surrendered my life to be a missionary’s wife. I then began to try to prepare myself for the things that the mission field might require of me. As a teenager, I got involved with our church youth group and my church’s bus and children’s ministries. I began singing in the choir as soon as I was old enough, and sang specials as often as they would let me. At the age of 14, I was invited to work at a Christian youth camp in the summer. The second summer I worked there, I met my future husband. I continued working there every summer until I began college.
I took a year to gain a degree in cosmetology before my fiancée and I began Crown College together in January of 2004. We were married that May. I took several semesters towards a Missions degree before our son made his appearance on July 2, 2008. It is a great joy to be a mother!
Josh and I are very grateful to the Lord for His working in our lives. While at Crown College, we were able to get heavily involved with the Spanish ministry. I was able to help coordinate the Ladies Choir, go on Spanish visitation, be a secretary for a Spanish-English Sunday School, and sing specials in Spanish. God used many of people we met through the Spanish Ministry to call us to be missionaries in Argentina.
While in Argentina, I intend on making my husband and children my first ministry. I also look forward to ministering to the ladies and children through teaching in Sunday School, Ladies Meetings, working in the music ministry, and in one-on-one discipleship. We are anticipating with great joy the work God has for us to do in Buenos Aires, and we pray that He will use us to impact the world through Argentina.