After high school I joined the US Marine Corps. In January of '91 I attended Piedmont Baptist College in Winston-Salem, NC. I finished on May 1, 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in Bible with a missions concentration.
In 1992 the Lord opened an opportunity for me to visit my relatives in Thailand for the very first time since I left at age three. God gave me the burden for their souls when I went with them to a Buddhist Temple and saw them bowing down to a statue. After that trip I returned to Thailand several times on missions trips. I met my wife there in July of '96. We got engaged a year later and were married in November 1997. In May 2001 the Lord brought us back to Thailand for full-time ministry. I am glad to say that I'm back in the country where I was born and where I truly belong.
I spent 1 1/2 years learning the Thai language. It was very challenging relearning my native tongue (which was the only language I spoke until I was three years old). We moved to Kabinburi (about 2 1/2 hours east of Bangkok) in June 2003 where we started a church-planting work, reaching out to my Grandma, Aunts and Uncles, cousins, and the townspeople.
I was born in 1972 in the Philippines. My father is a pastor so I had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior when I was 4 years old when my mother shared the gospel with me through a children's Bible story.
I have been involved in the music ministry in churches since I was in grade school. After high school, I attended Doane Baptist Seminary in Iloilo City, Phils for one year. There, I gave my life to the Lord for full-time Christian service. I later attended Silliman University in Dumaguete City and received my Bachelor's degree in Music. For two years after graduation I worked in a church as the music director and grade school music teacher.
In April of '96 I answered God's call to go to Thailand as a volunteer missionary with PABWE (Philippine Association of Baptists for World Evangelism). I have come to love the Thai people and speak their language, and God has given me the burden for their souls.
Now my role is mainly being a housewife and a mom. I also teach English to Kindergarten through 6th Grade Thai kids on Saturdays and Sundays as part of our evangelistic tool. I really enjoy being with the little kids.
Ed and I are joyful and content about being in Thailand, serving the Thai people, and hopefully leading many of them to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, especially Ed's Thai family in the town of Kabinburi.
God blessed us with three boys.
BOAZ, born in 2004.
MICAH JASPER, born in 2007.