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Some personal information …
His childhood influenced in a positive way by a devout Roman Catholic grandmother, Scott came into the faith in high school in a Charismatic church near Baton Rouge. After a short-term trip to Mexico in 1982, he committed to a call to missions, finished language school in December 1983, and Married Dana (whom he’d met in language school) in 1984. They spent the next 25 years on the field in Mexico and Mongolia.
Dana was raised by Christian parents but came into the faith herself around 1981. She had had a lifelong interest in missions and headed off to Spanish language school in 1983, where she met Scott. Two children and 32 years later, having followed Scott across Mexico and and the steppes of Central Asia, she continues at his side, serving at Plains Church and teaching in the Zachary area and looking to God’s will for their future.
Scott and Dana’s journey has been unique and interesting. Having worked for 25 years as missionaries under independent Charismatic movements, they found themselves back in the US in 2008. They were led to a new spiritual home and a new spiritual family, joining Plains PCA in Zachary, Louisiana around 2010. Scott currently serves there as a Ruling Elder and he and Dana are both actively involved in ministry there.
… and a little history …
Beginnings In Mexico
Move To Mongolia
Return To The US
Learn about the vision to help in raising up churches in fishing villages in Western Mexico and eventually train and bring Mexican fishermen to reach other fishermen around the world.
… and a family photo album.
Early Married Life
Married in 1984, we were on the field within ten days of our wedding. Our first homes were crude stone houses in a mountain village in the Sierra Madre of the state of Veracruz.
(That door was so tall that I could ride my horse right into the living room. Dana didn’t like that.)
Los Bandidos Gringos
In those first lean years, we supplemented our meager missionary income by working as bandidos along the Mexican byways.
(OK, that’s not really true.)
In village life, market day was a big deal. There were just a few little stores in the village and we all bought most of our goods at the big county tianguis once a week.
The Laguna Madre
The move from the mountains of Veracruz to northeast Mexico brought us to the fishing villages on the Laguna Madre, off of the Gulf of Mexico. This old man was one of the fishermen who came to faith and was discipled by us.