We are Kyle, Lauren, and Wells Radcliffe. We have been married for three years and have an energetic little man who is seven months old. Years before we met, the Lord called us to Himself and began a process of showing us His beautiful plan to bring every people group and tribe on the earth to know His great love! For me, Kyle, this became evident in college and confirmed throughout my time in the Army. And for my wife, Lauren, her desire to go overseas and provide medical care shifted to a desire to share the gospel as her faith deepened.
We met at Church and on our first date hiking through the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains, we connected over a shared heart to serve overseas. This desire remained part of our conversation for years as we started our family, while Lauren worked as an ER nurse, and Kyle served as an Army Officer. Through the Holy Spirit, the Word, good books, prayer, friends, family and much more, the Lord stoked this flame into a raging fire and our family committed to "going" wherever the Lord would lead.
What an awesome adventure we've stepped into following an even greater God! Taking our first step of faith, Lauren and I decided we wanted to receive formal Biblical and missional training prior to stepping onto the mission field in order to better prepare for the work the Lord has for us. Logistically speaking, this meant selling all we owned in Colorado, saying goodbye to beloved family and friends, and moving to New Zealand to study at a Missionary Training School called Eastwest College of Intercultural Studies! We are currently studying the Bible with believers from all over the world while doing local outreach weekly during our program to get hands on experience. The ability to learn from different cultures academically and through practical experience while telling others about Jesus is an incredible opportunity for us as our first step into the mission field.
Our hearts desire after school is to go to displaced peoples and be the hands and feet of Jesus to meet physical needs while most importantly meeting spiritual needs. We are continuing to pray and seek the Lord's will as He prepares our hearts and minds for what He has for us after school.
As we've stepped out in faith with confidence that this is exactly where the Lord has placed our family, we are inviting you to do the same and partner in ministry with us so that we can continue to study the Word and tell people in New Zealand about Jesus. Practically speaking, this looks like encouraging us, praying for and with us, and considering supporting us financially. We are grateful for a God who does not execute His great plan by himself, but rather invites us to be a part of what He is doing. We hope you will join us in partnership with Him as we proclaim His name to all the earth!
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