Read our Doctrinal Statement here.Jason’s bio and call to missions:
During medical school my name was providentially drawn from a hat and I had to move to Charleston to finish my education. I started attending Spring Hill Baptist Church with my aunt and uncle and soon met my wife there. I went on to finish a four year Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency in Charleston and have stayed in the community since. While at Spring Hill my faith has grown more than ever as I have had the chance to serve both in my church and city of South Charleston.
I had first considered the possibility of missions when I started courting Sarah. I was opened to the idea, but did not have any specific burden. After we were married we had the chance to attend several medical missions conferences, but since I was still in my training we did not make any commitments. Life moved on but missions was always in the back of our minds. I was working in a local pediatrics practice when the thought of missions resurfaced. I was challenged with the thought of laying down permanent roots and owning a business, or selling everything and moving to a foreign field. After a month of prayer and fasting we had no immediate answer, but God soon did give a definite answer with a shut door for the practice. Then in 2014 we attended the Global Missions Health Conference where Sarah and I surrendered to God’s call in our lives. We have since tried to position our lives to where God would call we would be ready.
Are you CERTAIN you are a Christian and will be in heaven when you die?
When I was eight years old, I was asked this question. As a child knew I would not be going to heaven because I could never remember a time I had specifically asked Jesus to be my Savior. So the sweet teacher at church led me in a prayer to accept Jesus as my Savior and was baptized later that summer.
Did I understand everything as a eight-year old? No.
When I was thirteen, there was this ritual at a Bible camp I attended. At the end of the week, we would all commit our lives to God and to show our commitment, we would throw a stick in the fire. So I did. As a sixteen-year-old girl, I dreamed about the mission field. So that summer, I was on the edge of a river in the jungles of Peru, on a short-term mission’s trip, and I made the emotional decision to give up my dreams for God’s—even if it meant not going on the mission field.
Fast forward fifteen years later, and I’m in the middle of motherhood with five small children. God is teaching me the path of surrender doesn’t always lead to the desert or jungles. Surrender is about simply coming to Jesus.
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
– Matthew 11:28
Finding time to drink my coffee and pray is something I would love to be able to do everyday, but I am easily distracted by motherhood. It is messy and busy, but God has slowed down my life to I could see Him more. Now I have found a rhythm to my Bible study and I love to share with others how they can find God through deep-rooted Bible study.
God began calling me to missions since I was a little girl. I went on several mission trips in high school. Missions was always a part of my heart’s calling, but I realized missions had to begin at home.
First as a college student, then as a wife, and finally now as a mother. My calling to be a missionary on a foreign field isn’t surprisingly to those who have known me. Serving alongside my husband in Honduras, some would say, is a dream come true. Instead, I call it a fulfillment of a calling God placed on my heart long ago. Many years ago, as a wife and a new mother, I found true fulfillment comes from God Himself, not the type of work He calls us to do.
I am thankful, but mostly humbled, He would choose me to serve Him in this capacity.
Jack Allen is an adventurous and friendly eleven-year-old. He loves mazes, puzzles, and games. Being the oldest is a perfect fit for his leadership skills. Jack is an amazingly generous person. When he attended school last year, he was the peace-maker, and his teachers all commented on how kind he was to everyone. He gives and helps everyone in everything. Jack is excited to move to Honduras because he can’t wait to learn Spanish!
Jonathan “Titus” is our shy, introverted, homebody. At nine-years-old, Titus is all boy and loves every single sport he’s played. From basketball, soccer, and t-ball, Titus is a natural. Although he can be rough and rowdy, he still loves to cuddle on the couch and watch a good movie. TItus is excited to move to Honduras because soccer is his favorite sport and they play lots of soccer in Honduras!
Emmalia Kate is our spunky, tom-boy, princess. Even though she is just even-years-old, she is a natural leader and loves to let her brothers know who is really in charge. All things babydoll, Barbie, and princess are her favorite. When asked where she likes to go the most, she always says the mall. This girl loves to shop! Her favorite part about moving to Honduras is because she can wear dresses every day because it is so hot.
Liana Joy is our joyful, sweet, and kind-hearted China-princess. She came into our family via adoption in 2015 and is now almost seven years old! Our beautiful little girl has progressed so much and we are so proud of her achievements. Although she is nonverbal, she communicates with us via sign-language and her beautiful smile! Liana is excited to move to Honduras and learn some Spanish sign-language from a fellow Team Honduras member!
Joel Phillip joined our family in the summer of 2017. We know God picked this little tiny tornado just for us! He is a perfect fit with his ready smile, mischievous ways, and heart for adventure! Joel, who is four years old, loves trucks, cars, and balls. He also likes to get into everything and “help” mommy! Joel is going to love Honduras because there will be plenty of outside play, which is his favorite!