Early in our Christian walk, God planted a global vision on our hearts for missions. Over the course of the past several years, that seed has been watered through different short-term trips abroad, including Haiti, Chile, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Fiji.  As a result of each of these trips and through very definitive and unique experiences, a desire to make international ministry our family’s pursuit came forth. After much prayer and consultation, we are confident this is God’s calling for our lives. Therefore in obedience, we as a family have accepted the commitment with Students International (stint.com) to minister in the community of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. Our God is truly amazing!

Students International is “Bringing students and the poor together cross-culturally to encounter God, share the Good News, disciple and serve others in occupational ministries”. This is accomplished through Ministry Sites (occupational specific locations connecting with career, academic, or community driven interests).  Short-term participants will work alongside full-time missionary staff in the various sites. Dan will be located at the Young Men’s Social Work site, ministering to young men and teens equipping them with skills and vocational training along with sharing the love of Christ. Twyla will be involved with the Education site, teaching and loving on the children of the Los Higos area. The three boys (Tyler, Levi, and Luke) will be attending ACSI and AdvancED International accredited, college-preparatory, expeditionary learning Pre-K through 12th grade school.

We are so excited for what God has for our family in this life-defining venture and the experiences that await us. An endeavor of this enormity requires much provision and intercession. We would love for you to be a part of our adventure by joining our support team. We are seeking God’s provision by finding faithful partners to help fund His work through our ministry. Please unite with us in prayer and support.