Public Health
Location: Middle East
Mission Work

Most of my current work would be described as mental health. I am not licensed in mental health but just recently received my Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (also earned my MDiv there) and have used those skills daily as my wife and I provide counsel to our personnel located throughout Africa and the Middle East. In this assignment, we work with other member care couples, collaborating with them and continuing to sharpen my skills in counseling. I am currently working on the Association of Biblical Counseling (ACBC) certification and will hopefully be under the guidance of a mentoring counselor in the next year. I often collaborate with former professors and others within those who practice biblical counseling for referrals and counsel about our personnel's life problems. Issues concern personal sin, past trauma, trauma from evacuations from the country of service, chronic identity problems, self-harm, compulsions, and team conflict. Biblical counseling is an intimate, private means of ministering the Word into someone's heart and mind. I feel like we are helping our personnel make better worshipers and disciples as they fulfill the Great Commandment and Great Commission in their local contexts.