My Story

My walk with the Lord grew exponentially in dental school through my involvement with Medical Campus Outreach (MCO), a life-on-life discipleship ministry.  I experienced what Paul describes in I Thessalonians 2:8, “We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.”  My continued growth toward Christ’s likeness is fueled by the demonstrated love of Christ modeled in this community of believers. My teammates, Scott and Jennifer  (along with their children, John Spencer and Sophia), had similar experiences of growth in the knowledge and love of God within the ministry of MCO. 

After realizing the abundant ways in which God had shown us the benefits of living in a biblical community and the fruits of discipleship in this context, we were convicted to share this with the world. Looking across the nations we saw a multitude of students that were dying without knowing the hope of Christ.  Our hearts were broken. We knew that we had to do something! 

If we could reach health providers with the Gospel, not only would their lives be transformed, but our efforts would be multiplied 100 fold as they minister to their patients in the name of Christ.  We understood that God had prepared us to train health professional students overseas to be disciple makers, answering for us what our role in the Great Commission would be!