Mike and Tracy first met in Denver, Colorado where they both lived in the same apartment complex far from home (Mike is from Connecticut and Tracy is from Wisconsin). What seemed to be a chance meeting resulted in over 30 years of marriage! God has blessed them with one son, Glenn (27), who lives and works in Duluth, Minnesota.
In their local church (North Bay Community Church) in Superior, Wisconsin, they have served in ministry with youth group (5th & 6th grade), evangelistic community outreach (Community Impact Team), an afternoon Sunday service at a local senior housing complex (Golden Ministry), and organizing and directing an evangelistic summer Sports Camp.
In February 2013, God used a business trip to Manila for Tracy as a means to reveal cross-cultural ministry first to Mike, who traveled along with her to learn and serve alongside ACTION missionary Jeff Anderson. In September 2013, they attended candidate orientation in Seattle, Washington and were accepted to join in ministry with Action International Ministries. In February 2014, both went back to Manila on a vision trip where they learned and served with various ACTION ministries, missionaries, and staff members. This was the tool that God used to confirm their calling to long term cross-cultural missions.
Mike has served with ACTION’s SCM (Sustainable Church Multiplication) ministry since November 2015 and has traveled to several countries to train local pastors and leaders in church planting methods and in training disciples who make disciples. Tracy recently resigned from her job of 16 years to serve on the mission field full-time.
Mike and Tracy were commissioned by North Bay Community Church in November 2016 to go to the Philippines to serve in ministry with ACTION and arrived on their mission field on January 21, 2017. One of their first ministries will be to learn the culture and language of the Filipino people. Many of the street children in Manila do not know English, so learning Tagalog, their heart language, will be a priority. They are excited to serve God as they join in ministry with ACTION in the Philippines.
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