God has allowed me to grow up in a missionary family in the country of Brazil. From one year of age until I was thirteen I lived in Brazil, and I helped my parents do missionary work in Brazil. As I grew up in Brazil I played with alot of street rascals in the streets of Brazil. I made close friends with a lot of street rascals. You could say that I was a street rascal my self, or at least that is what my Mom says. Many of times my friends would leave or dissappear. I thought that they had relocated to another part of the city or to another state. I didnВґt know but that was far from the truth.
At the age of thirteen God sent my parents and I back to the States for who knows how long. I graduated from high school, and God opened the doors for me to attend and graduate from Pensacola Christian College (PCC) with a Bible degree and Biblical Phsyc. minor. During my time at PCC, God placed a burden in my heart to return to Brazil to work for Him there. While at PCC God gave me a vision or plan for how He wanted me to work in an orphanage. Little did I know that He wanted me to work in an orphanage leading children to Christ in the foreign country of Brazil, and that He had an orphanage waiting for me. As Isaiah said; I said, “Here am I Lord,send me.” After graduation, I began persueing the call that God had placed in my heart.
Three years ago God opened the door for me to visit Brazil for a month, and ultimitaly visit an orphanage where He comfirmed His call in my life. During the time at (IAME) A gricultural I nstitute for the minor (ME nor,Portuguese.) Everything that God showed me in the dream was already existing at IAME. At that time I surrendered my life to God to help IAME in whatever way possible. Whether in the foreign field, or raising support for IAME in the States part time.
I joined Baptist World Missionary Outreach Ministry as a missionary, and began raising support to return to Brazil and serve God there.
I am in Brazil now with a quarter of my support to start working on my permanent Visa. I will be in Brazil for a total of six months. I will be leaving Brazil some where around Dec. 10th –
12 th. I plan to raise support a little more and then return back to Brazil for hopefully a year. Please pray for my girlfriend Debbie and her two beautiful children. That God would bless and protect them as I am so far away. Please pray for us as we seek for Gods direction in our lives. Thank you for the priviledge of placeing my testimony on your website. God Bless.