Rachel and Adam have always had a heart for missions. Before they met, Adam had worked for 5 years as a missionary with Global Recordings Network having served in the US, Nepal and Brazil. During her teenage years, Rachel took missions trips to Russia, China, and other countries. In 1999 she enrolled in Bethany College of Missions (now Bethany Global University ). During her Junior year she ministered in Madegascar and Holland. In 2002, Rachel's Senior Year, Adam enrolled in a 1 year program at Bethany. That is where they first met.
In 2004 Adam and Rachel were married in a small church in Minnesota. Adam had recently accepted a job at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee. So Adam and Rachel began their life together in the neighboring city of Cleveland, Tennessee.
Starting a Family
In 2006 their first Daughter, Abie, was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Three years later, Millie was born in Madisonville, Tennessee. Not long after Millie's birth, Adam accepted a job working for Biola University in La Mirada, California. They moved into a small apartment in Buena Park, California and on February 29th 2012 (leap day), Maddie was born in Anaheim, California. Not long after that, they left their small apartment for a home in Whittier, California.
Off to the Mission Field
Adam and Rachel had always dreamed of doing missions work overseas together. In 2014 with their children being 7, 5 and 2 years old, the time seemed right, and they could feel God pulling their hearts in that direction. So they sold their house, Adam quit his job and in May 2015 all 5 of them hopped on a plane for Davao, Philippines and a new adventure in their lives began.