My introduction to mission aviation was when I was 3 days old. My dad flew my mom and I from the clinic where I was born to our home.

First Flight – I wasn’t even scared!

My parents are missionaries with Wycliffe, so my brother and I had the privilege of growing up in the Philippines as missionary kids. Our years in the Philippines were filled with adventure and significance as our world was expanded.

In 1988, my parents were called to a new assignment: training new missionaries. We returned to the US. God confirmed my call to missions while at Bryan College.  I then applied for Moody Bible Institute and completed my aviation training at Moody Aviation in Elizabethton, TN.

Checking fuel on the Cessna 172 I trained in

When I graduated, I knew I wanted to help those without any Bible in their language. How can they know God if they do not have the Bible? I applied for Wycliffe Bible Translators and spent a rigorous 4 months training at JAARS, Wycliffe’s technical training division.

Landing approach to “Brown” – a hay field turned runway in the NC mountains

I attended language school and joined the Bible translation team in Cameroon supporting all of central west Africa by aviation.

10 years later – checking fuel on the Cessna 206 I was flying in Cameroon

In 2013, the Lord called Bintou and me to Gabon to serve at Bongolo Mission Hospital. We are working with the local church to encourage Bible translation and provide effective aviation service to the medical outreach of the church through the hospital.

Hangar visitors one day when I returned from a flight.

It has been so exciting for me to see the way the Lord has been working in my life to deepen my relationship with Him and to involve me in His kingdom! It is truly a privilege to serve Him.