Daniel grew up in a village in northeastern Brazil and experienced missions firsthand as a child. His parents served with New Tribes Mission of Brazil for several years before his family moved to Guarulhos, São Paulo where his Dad has been pastoring for the last 25 years. He personally felt led to begin his missionary journey in high school and upon graduating began training with NTM.
Stephanie grew up in Pinehurst, NC . She felt God’s call upon her life at the age of 14 and began to walk through the doors God opened before her. She knew that God wanted her to take the Gospel to those who would never have the chance to hear God’s Message, unless someone took it to them. She attended Tennessee Temple University and majored in elementary education with the goal of homeschooling her children on the field, aware that there would not be another schooling option in a village. In her third year of college, God led her to Brazil during Christmas break where she met Daniel. After 2 LONG years of a long distance relationship, God joined them in marriage under the common goal of reaching the unreached.
Praise God we have been married for 15 years and we have 3 precious boys (Micah 13, Elijah 10, and Jeremiah 7) and God blessed us again with a baby girl, Joanna (9 months). We’re finally at the point in our journey we’ve been waiting and praying for for MANY years!!