Steve & Debra with a group of children on the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
We have been ministering to children together since 1982 when we were first introduced to Awana. We have two daughters. Brittany is a Special Education Teacher and is married to Byron Spence. Ashley is a high school Math teacher and Basketball Coach.
God has taken us on an exciting journey that has led to serving on two church staffs as Children's Pastor and later serving as missionaries for Awana to the state of Georgia.
In November, 2008, we began our current missionary assignment as Area Directors of South Asia for Awana International. We are responsible for providing oversight, management, encouragement and guidance to the National Directors and Field Staff. In addition, we are challenged to promote the ministry of Awana and develop plans to best evangelize and reach the children and youth of South Asia.
Over the years God has burdened our hearts for ministry in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan. God is allowing us to work where we are most passionate...to help reach the over 400 million children in this part of the world that do not know Christ as their personal Savior.
We are 100% faith-supported missionaries depending on God and those He raises up to provide for our personal and ministry expenses. We are asking you to partner with us to reach the children of South Asia while the doors are open and the opportunities are plentiful.
Together we can impact these people for eternity. In
order to accomplish our mission of reaching children, youth, and
families for Christ, what we need most are monthly Ministry Partners.
Would you consider giving a monthly donation so our ministry can continue? You
can change lives and make a difference for kids in South Asia. The
impact you can have on kids is immeasurable . . . eternal. Through
Awana, you can bless kids with the knowledge and power of Christ, so
that they may come to have a personal relationship with Him. It is a
gift that will last forever — a gift they can share with the world.
Click the Donate button on the left to start today! No amount is to small.
You can also help us in an even bigger way by taking a few minutes to join our internet fundraising team
and create your faith pledge goal and your own fundraising page to help
us! This awesome tool will allow you to put your own photo up and a
short story of how you know us, and email it to the people you know
that we don't and watch your faith pledge multiply! Click the join my team link in the upper left to start.
Together we can accomplish much for the Kingdom of God in South Asia. Thank you for considering how God might use you to be a part of our ministry.
"Look among the nations and watch-Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you." Habakkuk 1:5