I had the privilege to grow up in a Christian home. My parents were actively working and serving in our local church until 2010 when my father answered God's call to missions and our family began deputation on our way to the Dominican Republic. During our time on deputation, the Lord convicted my heart for my need for salvation and I received Christ as my Savior in 2013. Shortly after receiving Christ, I began to feel the Lord leading me to surrender to the mission field of Brazil, but it would be a couple years before I would answer His calling. While serving with my family on the mission field, I had the opportunity to work in bus ministry, children's ministries, music ministries and deaf ministry. In 2015 I had the opportunity to attend church camp in the Dominican. While at camp, I finally surrendered my life to the Lord to become a missionary in Brazil. The Lord led me to attend Hyles-Anderson College where I graduated with a degree in missionary education. During my time in college, I was able to improve my skills as a deaf interpreter and spent much time working in the deaf department at First Baptist Church of Hammond. After graduating I was able to teach in a Christian school for a short time before being accepted by BIMI and starting deputation full-time.