It is nice to feeling the warmer air of Spring as winter starts giving way. The colors of spring are also pleasing as fruit trees and early flowers start to blossom. Spring is also a time of renewed life. Deb and I trust that as the newest of spring poaches that we start thinking of the renewed life we have in our Lord and Savoir Jesus The Christ (Messiah).
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.
Allan also took Greek from Moody Bible Institute and Classes from LIFE Bible College.
After graduating, they returned to northern Minnesota where they worked helping a local church. They also pastured for three years.
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. and ESL business teacher.
Deb and Allan lived in Asia from 2005 - 2011, where they worked with schools 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 three years have been back many times.