Daniel

Autobiography: I was raised in a large Christian family of six kids. My father was a pastor for much of my growing up years and as such we were involved in all sorts of ministry with him. I received Jesus Christ as my personal savior in the summer of 1997 when at a Vacation Bible School the speaker’s message spoke to my seven year old heart that it was time to stop putting off what I had heard from the cradle and to accept it as the truth and to act on it. I followed my classmates back into the nursery, but wanted to be certain that I accepted Jesus with my own will and not by repeating the teacher’s words. That day I believe my name was written in the book of life.

When I was ten years old we moved to Barton Vermont for my father to take on a youth pastoral position at a local church in Waterford, Vermont. It was there at a mission’s conference when I was eleven years old that the Lord moved in my heart to dedicate my life to Him for the ministry. Since then I have spent the summers of 2004-2009 working at Word of Life Island and Word of Life Ranch in various positions to help make their summer camp ministry possible. I have been on several mission’s trips including a building trip to Peru in the winter of 2005 with my father, a medical mission’s trip in September of 2007, and a self discovery trip back to Peru in the winter of that year to determine if that was where the Lord would have me minister—it wasn’t.
I graduated from Green Mountain Christian Academy Home School in May of 2008 and proceeded to attend and graduate from Word of Life Bible Institute’s One Year Program where I met my future wife Sonya. Sonya and I started dating in November of 2008 and continued when after that year she went home to Northern Ireland and I stayed on to attend and graduated Word of Life Bible Institutes School of Youth Ministry. Sonya and I were engaged in June of 2010 and that summer I worked for my father at River of Life camp where he had recently become the director—I was the male head counselor that year. The school year of 10-11 I attended Cedarville University where I became involved with a local church’s youth ministry with my roommate where we were youth leaders. After Cedarville I came back to Vermont and Sonya and I were married on June 11th 2011. That summer I worked again for my father at River of Life camp and was the Program Director that year.
I didn’t go back to Cedarville that school year. Instead Sonya and I moved to Clarks Summit Pennsylvania where I attended Baptist Bible College to attempt to finish my degree. During the year I participated in a production of The Boys Next Door with the school drama team as well as during the second semester hosted a Bible study in James with another couple. Currently I am dropping out a semester before I receive my bachelors because of financial reasons and to let Sonya complete her education.

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