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I heard the gospel from at young age, but it wasn’t until I reached high school that I truly repented of my sins and trusted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. During my senior year, I surrendered to full-time ministry, but it wouldn’t be until later in life after I am married that I take that step of faith to go as a full-time missionary. God still had some work to do on me. After graduating from college, I found a job, but I felt restless with a desired to serve the Lord. It was then that I prayed that God would place me where I could serve Him in a greater capacity, and I asked him to send me to China.
About a year later, I had quit my job, enrolled as a student at the University of Kansas and was headed for China on a language scholarship. For two years I studied Mandarin Chinese at Nankai University and then began teaching English in a smaller city in Anhui province. In 2012, Lily and I got married. We could not find a gospel preaching church that had biblically patterned leadership, so we prayed and God led us up to Dalian where we served and trained under a senior church planting missionary. We stayed there for two years and felt that God was calling us to become full-time church planters so that more people could be reached with the good news of the gospel.