Deb and I trust you are doing well, and like most of us in Minnesota, are have a great spring. Spring is the time of new beginnings and growth.
Real new beginnings and growth starts with excepting Jesus The Christ as Lord and Savior through His redemptive work on the cross and then living one's life for Him. "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God", Hebrews 12:2. "I am (Jesus) the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing" John 15:5 .
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.