Come and See India
Missionary to India
I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. At the age of fourteen, I was saved on a Tuesday night after a church outreach. While at the outreach, I was under very heavy conviction and knew that I was lost in my sins and needed to be saved. So after the outreach I went to my dad’s room and told him what was going on in my heart and was saved that night!
About a month before I graduated high school I went out with some of the men of my church and a visiting missionary on a special outreach and that missionary invited me to go to Morocco on a six week mission trip. I accepted the offer and over the next month watch God do crazy things to raise the money for me to go.
I graduated high school on May 27, 2011 and that Sunday I left with the missionary to head to Georgia for the Our Generation Camp, a five day camp we were required to attend before we left for Morocco. It was an awesome five days that revolutionized my life completely! I spent the five days being encouraged and challenged to do big things with my life by missionaries who were serving all over the world- from China, to Peru, to Morocco, to America, and many other places. I left that week knowing I needed to do something with my life and God could use me to do big things for Him.
After the trip my dad became the pastor of a church in southeast Indiana, I spent the next three and half years helping him while working in Indianapolis. Then in July of 2014 while at work God brought to my mind the time I spent at the camp and in Morocco and I knew He wanted me to serve Him in missions, so there on the dock I surrendered to missions and since then have not looked back.
I surrendered to missions and knew the best place to train would be at the Our Generation Training Center a ministry of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, Ga. On April 2, 2015 my dream came to a reality when God worked out all the details and I was able to move down to begin training for the calling that God had placed on my life.
Missionary to India
I thank the Lord for allowing me to grow up in a Christian home. I was saved at the age of seven in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on a family vacation where my mom led me to the Lord. In Jr. high I began to get very involved in my church’s youth group. Throughout my years in the youth group the Lord really worked in my heart to be in full-time ministry. I wasn’t sure in what area but I knew I wanted to serve Him with my life.
At the end of my senior year of high school, I still wasn’t sure what the Lord wanted me to do. I got invited to help babysit at our missions conference orientation. I wasn’t excited about baby sitting, but it did allow me to miss a day of school. It was that day I was able to spend time with missionaries and get to know them. They were real people. I realized missions was something I could do.
The Lord worked on my heart that week and gave me a huge burden for the world. During that week I surrendered my life to serve him as a missionary. After graduating, I moved down to Alpharetta, GA where I started my training. While there I met my husband, who also had a burden for the world. We were married in August of 2016 and are now on our way to India. We couldn’t be more excited for how the Lord is directing us!
What We Believe
This page is provided to list my basic doctrinal position. Its purpose is not to provide a comprehensive embodiment of my doctrine but rather a broad outline so that you can know what truth I stand on.
I accept the Bible as the Word of God without requiring logical or observational proof. The Bible claims to be the perfect Word of God, and since I accept the Bible I realize that I must accept this claim.
I believe that the BIBLE is the WORD OF GOD, and that it is divinely inspired. I believe in the plenary, verbal inspiration, that it is the only complete and final revelation of the will of GOD to man, and the supreme, infallible, authority in all matters of faith and conduct. I use the King James Bible for all teaching and preaching in English.
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20,21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31,32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32
Luke 10:21,22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16; 6:27; Romans 1:7; I Timothy 1:1,2; 2:5,6; I Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6
- I believe in GOD the FATHER
- I believe in JESUS CHRIST
- I believe in the HOLY SPIRIT.
Genesis 1:1,26; John 1:1,3; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; Romans 1:19,20; Ephesians 4:5,6
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Relationship between Church and State
Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1; 20:28; Romans 9:5; 8:46; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:21-23; John 20:30, 31; Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:4; Acts 1:11; Romans 5:6-8; 6:9,10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:28; I Timothy 3:16
I believe salvation involves the redemption of the whole man and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense, salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. Genesis 3:15; Exodus 3:14-17; 6:2-8; Matthew 1:21; 4:17; 16:21-26; 27:22-28:6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:11-14,29; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 15:11; 16:30-31; 17:30-31; 20:32; Romans 1:16-18; 2:4; 3:23-25; 4:3ff.; 5:8-10; 6:1-23; 8:1-18,29-39; 10:9-10,13; 13:11-14; 1 Corinthians 1:18,30; 6:19-20; 15:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; 5:22-25; 6:15; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-22; 4:11-16; 1 Peter 1:2-23; 1 John 1:6-2:11; Revelation 3:20; 21:1-22:5.
We believe that spiritual gifts are given to the church for the express purpose of winning the lost and edifying other believers. The Holy Spirit is given to each believer upon acceptance of Christ, and His purpose is to exalt and bring people to Christ. Speaking in tongues was the least important of these gifts and was given as a sign for unbelieving Jews. That is why Vision Baptist Church does not teach or practice speaking in tongues. John 7:37-39; 14:17; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 1:22; 3:16-17; 6:19-20; 12-1
II Timothy 3:1-5; Romans 12:1-2, 14:13; I John 2:15-17; II John 9-11; II Corinthians 6:14-7:1
We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of professing, born-again believers in Jesus Christ, immersed in a credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that to those local churches we are committed, for perpetual observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and that God has laid upon these churches the task of proclaiming to a lost world the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and the enthroning of Him as Lord and Master. Its scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:42;
Romans 6:3-5; I Corinthians 11:23-26; Ephesians 2:19-22; Ephesians 5:19-21; 1 Timothy 2:9-14; 3:1-15; 4:14; Hebrews 10:23-25
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