When Wade was in junior high he trusted Jesus at a community-wide evangelistic event. Being challenged to walk forward that evening in front of all those people will be etched in his mind forever. Wade was raised on a farm near Oriska, North Dakota. He is the fifth and final generation to be operating the farm. He and his wife Kimberly of 28 years raise corn, soybeans, and wheat. They have 2 married boys and one granddaughter.
Between Wade’s sophomore and junior year in college, Wade was accepted onto a team to show the newly developed Jesus Film in rural Kenya as a result of attending a mission conference in Kansas City. Wade had never flown on a jet before, much less been off the continent. But his desire to share Christ with others far away made it seem like the natural thing to do. That was God’s gateway to a passion for missions for Wade.
Wade takes seriously Scripture’s statement that nothing is ours. Literally all belongs to God, and we get to be His stewards. Wade and Kimberly know God wants them to invest His resources in ways that introduce people to Him. At an introductory luncheon Wade was introduced to IFOSuD. He was drawn to the vision of sharing the Gospel with others while training people in ways that would better their lives to the glory of God.
How sweet it is to work with people that you feel like you’ve known your whole life because of their desire to honor God in the way that IFOSuD does. He is so thankful to be a part of this team.