My family began serving as career foreign missionaries on a Caribbean island when I was 12. From the very beginning I enjoyed being involved as the pianist for the two churches my father pastored as well as traveling to multiple Caribbean islands for different ministries. I was privileged to serve as a Sunday School teacher, a piano teacher, and in literature distributions, Bible Clubs, and girls' clubs. I learned and experienced much that would serve me as an adult missionary later in life. Growing up with the beautiful Caribbean Sea off a rocky shore just 200 yards from my front door was a fringe benefit God allowed us!
At age 14 while on a literature distribution with my family in Costa Rica, I felt God dealing with my heart in a personal way about global evangelism. As I continued to seek God's direction, He gave me a burden for Hispanic people groups.
Both Roy and I are grateful for our parents' example of missionary dedication and longevity as they continue to serve as missionaries: Roy's parents for 54 years and my parents for 50 as of 2019. God is so gracious to allow each of us to be servants in His vineyard.
Additional Note: Edi's dad passed away in February 2019.