I was born and raised near Chicago, Illinois. Ruth, my wife, grew up along the muddy banks of the Amazon River. I studied engineering and music, she studied pre-med and counseling. When we first met after college, it was love at first sight — well, for me, not for her! She took many months of convincing before coming around to the same viewpoint. But we got married and life has never been the same since. We have had some amazing experiences living on three different continents, and our family has grown with each move that we have made. We have also been through some very difficult times, including losing a child during childbirth, as described in the video below.
Now we have embarked on a new mission: living in Japan. The lifestyle, culture and language of Japan is one of the furthest things from our own, and just doing simple things are quite an adventure. In America, you have aisles of cereal; in Japan? Aisles of ramen. Welcome to the land of the Rising Sun where you need a thorough education to read and where some customs go back to near the time of Christ. This is a land that is very special to us and very special to God. We are ambassadors of the love and joy of Jesus.
We can live in Japan because of the generosity of so many people all around the world like yourself. We value hard work and are blessed to be able to do what we do for free — without charge to those we work with. If you would like to join our support team, know that we take it very seriously and we will continually be supporting you in communications and prayer. We believe a healthy partnership is two-way, and you will be very blessed in your generosity.
All donations are handled through our missions organization, Paz International and your donations are tax-deductible in the United States and Canada.