Deb and I trust you are doing well, and like most of us in Minnesota, are looking forward to Spring which arrived on March 21st this year. Well, you know, that is according to the calendar. Spring is a time of renewed life and is one of my favorite seasons next to Fall. Spring reminds me of Revelation 21:5 Where John write what Jesus said, “And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new...”. Jesus is the one who “make all things new. “This is why we do not lose courage. Though our outer self is heading for decay, our inner self is being renewed daily”. 2 Cor. 4:16
True renewal starts with excepting Jesus The Christ as Lord and Savior through His redemptive work on the cross. This is only the start, because once you are born again your spirit, the real you, is renewed daily. As we draw near to Easter remember God is still working on you and He will complete His work, Philippians 1:6. Deb and I wish you and your family a very blessed and enlightening Easter season.
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 Langage 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.