Philip Bassham: Though I was raised in a Christian home, it wasn’t until I went to a youth camp at age 15 that I understood my sin, realized my need for a Savior, and put my faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. As I read my Bible and began to grow, it quickly became clear to me that He wanted me in full-time Christian service. In Bible college, the Lord slowly worked in my life to direct my attention to the mission field more and more. When I graduated, I was able to spend 6 months in Peru before helping to start Vision Baptist Church. Every step of the way, He has been preparing me for the ministry He has now called us to in Thailand.
Lori Bassham: I was raised in a Christian home and was saved when I was 4 years old. I understood the Gospel for the first time when my mom shared the Bible with me and I trusted the Lord as my Savior. The Lord worked in my heart and when I was 15 at a youth camp and I surrendered my life to His will. As I studied His Word, I began to grow and fall more in love with Him. While studying graphic design in Bible college, He gave me more of a desire for missions, and it has been exciting to see how the Lord has worked in our lives – and I am thrilled about His leading to Thailand.