Zachary was in church for most his life, growing up in numerous home missions churches in New Mexico and Texas: seeing first hand “missions in action”. This stirred in him a burden for souls.
For a time, he walked away from God until a serious accident almost took his life. On day-17 of his coma, he awoke with the mentality of a 2 year-old and doctors said he’d be unable to accomplish anything. But the name of Jesus is powerful and God had other plans. A technician in a semi-conductor plant and doing online courses for self-development, Zachary is doing what doctors said he could never do.
This living miracle wants to share the miracle of new life in Christ with hungry souls in Austria.
Even as young as 7, I remember missionary families speaking every other month at our church in Winston-Salem, NC (Bro. Harold Linder). I was in awe of what the Lord was doing in those nations and through those families. It was then that the burden for souls started to grow.
Missionaries would show videos of people and those people’s eyes betrayed heartache and a desire for more. I had that hope that they longed for. One Sunday at the altar the Lord gave me a burden for the German speaking nations (GSN) of Europe. I heard the call, the call to missions; the call to serve.
In high school I started to learn German and after my senior year I needed renewed purpose and a change, given the death of my father the year before. I went on my first Apostolic Youth Corps (AYC) trip… to Austria. It was 2009.
A month-long AYC trip to Germany, Switzerland, and Austria followed in 2010 and AYC Switzerland /Liechtenstein in 2012, where I met my husband for the first time. We’ve been longing to get back ever since.
We desire to be used of God in any way possible.