The godly influence of my family impacted me so that I came to Christ and was saved at the age of five. About a year later I was baptized. Throughout elementary, high school, and college I made choices to surrender my life to the Lord for full-time service, although with no specific direction. After meeting Joel in college God’s specific plan began unfolding. I was introduced to the ministry of Bibles International and followed the Lord’s leading to become involved on a personal level. I had the opportunity to work at the office of Bibles International in Grand Rapids, MI for a year before marrying Joel. The year spent at BI proved to be a great experience and confirmation of the Lord’s call for me to serve as a missionary. The Lord has blessed us with six wonderful children, Hannah Esther, William Carey, Andrew Judson, and Kara Abigail, Samuel Elliot & Laura Elizabeth. In God’s perfect plan he saw fit to take Andrew home to heaven at birth.