At the age of 5, I went to Vacation Bible School. Being too shy, I went home that afternoon to ask Mom how i could invite Christ into my life. While reading missionary biographies, I realized that people were dying all over the world without Jesus Christ. At the age of 7, I asked the Lord if He would let me be a missionary to tell others about His love. (God held that call in my life as I grew up). During a campfire at Church camp, I realized the only way to know deeply the heart of my Savior was to read His Word daily. This commitment has made all the world in my spiritual life and growth!
My 2nd year in Bible College, the Lord asked me if I would still follow Him as a missionary, if He didn't give me a husband. it was a time of soul-searching, but soon, I said to the Lord, "I have never wanted to follow You half-way, either I follow You completely, or not at all!" I am grateful for His question and desire placed within my heart to follow Him with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. It's a life-long learning process, but He is a Faithful Teacher!
I arrived in Chad in 1994, after 15 months in Quebec learning French. Life in Chad has been an adventure in learning about myself ("humility 101"). It's been a privilege to learn to love the Chadians and God uses them to teach me so much. It's been a great honor to learn to need and depend on God daily as I live and serve in Chad.