Foreign Missions never entered into my thinking until 1996 when I took my first mission trip to Romania. Prior to that time I was pastoring in Colorado and had a limited vision of ministry beyond my state. I would preach from the pulpit that we needed to keep our money local and support all the good works there. Well, God was getting ready to expand my thinking! Driving back one day from Denver to Pueblo something happened that changed my thinking about reaching the world. I had an encounter with God in my car that I will never forget....
God spoke to me in a way that shook my being. He said, “Mark I have called you to the world, now start acting like it.” I almost turned the car over! I quickly replied that I would do whatever He wanted me to do. When I arrived at my house, I got a call from a preacher friend who asked me if I would like to go to Romania. I was immediately stirred in my heart and knew this was the start of what God had said to me.
Since that day, I have been in 45 countries. God has opened up many doors to minister in churches, camps and bible schools, help feeding programs and orphanages, and train the next generation of leaders. I have endeavored to this day to do the word God spoke to me back in 1996, going into all the world preaching and demonstrating the gospel!
I have done a lot of things throughout my life but mostly I am thankful to be a beloved daughter and follower of Jesus. I make it my focus to live from the perspective that I am unconditionally and forever loved by God and that He is for me, not against me. It is in the security and authenticity of this love that I seek and desire above all else to know Him and dare to be known by Him. I love to help others to know him too.
I have been married to my husband Mark for 31 years and we have two grown sons and a daughter-in-love. We pastored churches in Tennessee, Colorado, and Oklahoma for 16 years and I worked in public education as a speech pathologist before resigning and becoming full time missionaries in Romania. We lived in Romania the last 6 years establishing a children's ministry/humanitarian aid program in our village as well as ministering in camps, conferences and churches throughout the country.
We base from the USA now but we GO wherever God leads, teaching and prophesying with signs and wonders following. Recently we have ministered in Cuba, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Austria, Denmark, Spain and India. I love to go places, meet people and share my journey of God's goodness and faithfullness despite and through the trials of life. I am passionate about seeing others encounter the love of God and be forever changed!