Welcome! I am a missionary with Christian Missionary Fellowship. I have worked among the Turkana people of Kenya since 1996. Before joining CMF, I was a student in Johnson City, Tennessee. I attended Emmanuel School of Religion and Milligan College. I earned a Bachelor's degree from Milligan and a Master of Divinity from Emmanuel.
I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. I attended Franklin Central High School there. While I was in college, my parents moved to Colorado with all my stuff. So, now I am from Colorado:).
In Kenya, I have worked with a church planting team among the Turkana people. My primary task has been to oversee the adult literacy program. Literacy is a great need in this area because we need people who can read the Bible and lead the church. I have also taught in our Turkana Bible training institute (TBTI). Other projects have included translating some simple English Bible studies into Turkana with a team of translators.
Beginning in 2008, I will begin teaching English as a second language to Turkana Church leaders. I will also continue to teach at TBTI and oversee some translation projects to get more materials into the Turkana language. I will serve as a literacy consultant for the Turkana church and help them as needed.
I hope that this blog will serve as a way to keep you informed about things going on in my life and in Turkana. Please remember that my internet access is limited, but I will try to get this updated every couple of weeks. I look forward to reading your comments and to your e-mails!