I attended NABC from 1997-2000. After graduating in 2000, I interned in a small church in Jansen, SK. I interned as a pastor in that church for 8 months. Following that internship, I moved back to Edmonton, and I've been working construction ever since. For the last three years, I've been working as a carpenter, framing houses in Edmonton. Throughout these three years, I've been attending McKernan Baptist Church. Back in November-December 2003 I went on a short mission’s internship to San Luis Mexico. I worked alongside the Barcelonas family, who are church planters in San Luis.
I heard about the trip to Grenada with Samaritan’s Purse through Pastor Neil (at McKernan Baptist - Edmonton). He came up to me on a Sunday and handed me a brochure about Grenada, and told me to get back to him if I wanted to go. My first response was that it was too short of notice, as we would have only about three weeks to get the funds together. I also wasn't sure how I would be able to get off work. I work with only one other guy, so for me to go would really effect him as well. But, I prayed about it that Sunday afternoon, just giving it over to God. If He wanted me to go, I knew He would work things out. My excitement and desire to go really increased as I prayed. When I showed up to work on Monday morning, the first thing my work partner said was that he needed to take a week off in November to visit his wife's ailing grandmother. And just like that, I had the week free to go! This was God's first answer to prayer.