M & B S

In: US (Immigrants & Refugees)
ID: 214355
M & B

We are native Texans and have been married since 2012. We served on church staff for five years, within a parachurch organization for two years, and in Russia with SEND for two years.

We returned home from Russia in December 2019 so that family could be near us when we had our first son. During this time, we felt the Lord leading us to stay in the United States.

Our time in Russia taught us many things but two stand out:
1) We love and enjoy ministering to Muslims.
2) We discovered how exactly God desires for us to make disciples and plant churches.

In the following months after deciding to stay in the United States, we decided to join a SEND team in Minnesota that is focused on making disciples and planting churches among the large Muslim immigrant/refugee community there.

Our mission is to see a vibrant community of Christ followers (disciples made and churches planted) among the Muslim immigrants in Minnesota. Our desire is that they would reflect growing relationships with Christ while maintaining in worship those things that are theirs in culture.

The team is a disciple-making team that will result, by God’s grace, in a fast-replicating church planting movement. We hope to accomplish our mission by praying for Muslims, following Jesus everyday among them, developing relationships, sharing spiritual truths, and then, hopefully, studying the Bible with those people and allowing the Spirit to work among their friends and family as they grow and become a church. This church will then aim to repeat the process.

Our dream is that our work in Minnesota would one day lead to believers taking the good news of Jesus to their country of origin and that many churches would be planted there, too.


  • Favorite Scripture: Ephesians 6:11-18 (B) and Romans 8:13 (M)
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