I praise the Lord that since I was a child I have known the Scriptures that are able to make me wise unto salvation through the faith that is in Christ Jesus. It is a tremendous privilege to have been raised in a home that feared the Lord. When I was five years old, my father lead me to the Lord one night after family devotions. Soon afterwards, I went forward in church and gave my testimony for baptism, which took place a few weeks later.

My parents always loved to have missionaries in our home, and we prayed for a few of them every night. My burden for missions only increased through involvement in Mission Prayer Band at Bob Jones University.

After a mission trip to Zambia in 2007, I longed to return there, but the Lord had other plans and opened the door to Papua New Guinea instead. Though initially this was not what I would have chosen, the Lord worked in my heart to make me truly willing and excited to go. In the words of Mrs. C. H. Spurgeon, “It is a mercy that our lives are not left for us to plan, but that our Father chooses for us; else might we sometimes turn away from our best blessings, and put from us the choicest and loveliest gifts of His providence.”
I believed with all of my heart that this opportunity was a choice and lovely gift from the Lord, and I was so excited to see how He would work, but I really had no idea of the huge blessings He had in store for me. I arrived in the village of Kiari, Simbu province on June 25, 2010, not knowing that the Lord had already sent my husband-to-be to this very village! We were married on July 23, 1012, and are very excited about the wonderful ministry the Lord has given us with the Kiarian people.


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