Pat and Suzanne are high school sweethearts who grew up in a small farming community in Iowa. During their university years, while involved with Chi Alpha campus ministries, the Lord spoke to them about the world that existed beyond the cornfields. After college graduation they boarded a plane and flew to NE Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo). Neither had ever been out of North America, Pat had never been on a plane.
After two years of living and ministering in Zaire, they left with tears in their eyes and God’s call on their heart. They HAD to return! Approved as fully appointed missionaries in 1992, they have raised 3 children (Benjamin, Abigail and Emily) on the mission field and served in both West and Central Africa. They currently live in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.