In 2008…WE TOOK A LITTLE TRIP!
We were invited to join a team on a 2 week mission trip in Zambia. It was only our second mission trip and the first one we had been on together. We hit the ground running with 19 team members from Palmetto Shores Church, Myrtle Beach, SC. Little did we know that God was getting ready to give us a brand new assignment. Everything we did on that trip was calling us to the mission field. Neither of us could bring ourselves to tell the other about the stirring we both were feeling until late one night – unable to sleep – I got the nerve to ask Karen; “what would you think about living as a foreign missionary…in Zambia?? The following long silence finally broke with a teary reply…”that is exactly what I was thinking but was afraid you would not understand nor would you want to even consider such a thing”.
in 2009 God opened the door for us to begin our ministry where we served as resident missionaries at Global Samaritans Children’s Home until 2013. In 2014 we began our independent tenure serving in the bush in evangelism, discipleship and working with children. Our experience with mission teams in Zambia created a continued love for that ministry and we are now working towards inviting groups and individuals to consider missions as an experience for 2 weeks – or for a lifetime.
God has blessed us by providing everything we have needed to make this change. Every door that needed to be walked through was opened with ease. Our families have been absolutely fantastic. Each and every one of them has been supportive and respectful for the calling that we have so clearly received. We are currently in our 10th year on the mission field in Zambia. God is working here and in the process of directing us down this road to a destination that has yet to be fully revealed. Please pray for this ministry and for God to continue to direct our path. Pray for us, that we will remain submissive to His calling.