Deb and I trust you are doing well, and enjoying the Fall Season.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year to focus on the people we sometimes take for granted. Those people that are nearest to us, such as, family and friends. It is a good time to thank God for these people that He had placed in our lives. I know that I would not be the person I am today if not for the Godly influence of family and friends, these are the people that make life rich and meaningful.
We also want to thank all our supporters who stand with us. Who pray for us and give of their time and finances to help us meet the needs of Christians and orphans in Asia. We so appreciate you partnering with us in this ministry.
Allan was born again the spring of 1971 while attending the University of Minnesota, Crookston.
Allan's' love and desire for God caused him to study the Bible for the next five years very intensely. From this desire grew a deepening love for the body of Christ and the understanding that he was called into the ministry of teaching God's Word.
Debbie was born again at the age of 17. She learned early in her walk the value of praise and worship.
Debbie was active in music and working with children in her local church. She also would work in music at other churches as the doors would open.
Allan and Debbie met at a fellowship meeting they both attended and worked in.
In 1978, Allan and Debbie married and remained faithful helping in the local church.
Allan and Debbie attended bible school from 1979-1980.
After graduating, they returned to northern Minnesota where they worked helping a local church.
In 1987, now a family of six, they moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and began attending and working in a local church where Allan was a Bible school instructor for 17-years and Debbie taught children for 15 years.
Deb is a state certified preschool teacher with over 25 years of experience. She also holds a certification as an ESL teacher and has a BA degree in English Language Learners Studies.
Allan has been doing work in Asia since 1999. He also holds a certification as an ESL teacher.
Deb and Allan lived in Asia from 2005 - 2011, where they work with a school teaching oral English. They also help a foster home, the needy and elderly in Asia.
Allan and Deb continue their work in Asia and for the past two years have been back many times.