One of the greatest blessings God gave me was the privilege of growing up in a Christian home where I was taught the truths of His Word from an early age. When I was six years old, I accepted Christ as my Savior after family devotions one night. I realized that I had sinned against God and needed His forgiveness, and that only Jesus Christ could save me from my sin. Shortly thereafter, I was baptized at my home church, Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church.

Upon graduating high school, I entered the university seeking a secular degree, but God began to work on my heart about knowing Him more and living a Christian life that would not be wasted. It was while reading Shadow of the Almighty, a book about missionary martyr Jim Elliot, that I could feel God’s calling me to missions. I left the university and proceeded to study at Crown College in Powell, Tennessee, before graduating with a degree in Missions in 2016.

After graduation, I came back to my home church and helped start a Spanish ministry there until August of 2017, when God opened the door for me to go to Santiago, Chile, for six months on a missionary internship. It was there that God placed a love and a burden in my heart for the people of Chile that cannot be explained. I only know that I must take the gospel to them before it is too late for their souls, and I am excited to return, plant churches, and train other men to fulfill the Great Commission as well.

Stephen Carrier

Ps. 63:1-2