When God’s extraordinary plan causes two lives to intersect — one from rural Ohio and the other from Southern Africa, one has to wonder what He is up to. Which is exactly what we have done for the last fifteen years. A journey that has given us three beautiful children, taken us through four states, and coast to coast. All the while asking, “God what do you want with our lives?”
In 2011 God began to unravel the mystery. My wife Amanda was unexpectedly asked to fill a spot on an Missions One Team going to Faith Home in Honduras, while there God spoke to her heart and told her she was home — causing a great deal of confusion at first, but over the next few months God gave me a dream that I was on a mountain top overlooking a facility. Even though I had never been there I knew it was Faith Home. So I called the International Missions Director, Sean Warren, and we agreed to go to Honduras in January 2012. During this trip God confirmed the call to Faith Home in Honduras.
Upon arrival back in the United States, we began to pray and seek God for guidance as we filled out the application to submit our candidacy to the General Baptist International Missions. Throughout the process God continued to confirm our calling as door after door opened. It became clear by the middle of 2012 that there could be no more reservations — it was time to accept the call, time to give it all to God, and time to go.
Our journey to Faith Home (Hogar de fe) in Honduras is only beginning, so what are the next steps? Firstly we cannot do this alone, either spiritually or physically. Therefore we need people to come along side us and support us both through prayer and financially.
So how do you get involved?
Construction at Hogar de fe began in the late 90's, literally carving it out of the jungle to make space for the first buildings. Since then it has grown into a large facility with 50 acres of cleared land, 10 cottages for the kids and their house parents, four cottages for missionaries...