I came into this world in 1986 in the great state of Montana. My family moved to Washington state when I was 12 years old for a job opportunity. As I continued to grow up I knew all about God and I knew all the right things to say, but they started to seem more like well rehearsed stories rather than truths that were alive in my heart. In my late teens my heart was rebellious toward God and my parents, but Jesus wasn't done with me! He began to change my heart, bringing me back to Him. I am so thankful for His grace and mercy. I was raised in church and my mom tells me I asked Jesus in my heart when I was three years old. When I was 12 years old my eyes were opened to missions and I was very interested. I still have the Bible I wrote in all those years ago saying, "I know God is calling me to missions." For years I wondered where this would lead me.
We met at a weekly Bible study through our church. On the first date Matt asked all the hard hitting questions, such as "Do you love Jesus?" he was about to ask how Amanda felt about missions when she beat him to it. She wanted to do missions. It is amazing how God works. We got married in July, 2011. We had Grace two years later and now Audrey just came to be with us! We are loving our life serving in Papua! It is a great place to raise kids and its fun to watch them interact with the locals! We have a lot of fun together whether its going on adventures, serving in our local church, or just doing life in Wamena!
We even had a helicopter at our wedding!
Our sweet little Grace