Ben & Jessi


We are Ben and Jessi and we have been married for almost 14 years. We have been blessed with 4 children- Hunter, Grace, Sadie and Eve. God has been so faithful in our lives to shape and mold us to follow Him more every day! 

In 2018, Ben went on a short-term trip to South Asia with our church and God radically changed the direction of our lives. From that day forward, we have pursued God’s calling on our lives to go and take the good news of Jesus to the unreached people of the world. Beginning at the CROSS conference in Jan 2019, God was weaving together the callings of five people from our sending church, Grace Place in Lamar, MO, and pointing us all toward South Asia. In the fall of 2019, we found an excellent missions training school in Richmond, VA and we began pursuing the funding to attend the fall 2020 semester. God blew us away with His provision and we left our secular jobs behind to embark on this new God-sized endeavor. We graduated from MTS on December 15, 2020 with a renewed passion for the lost, confidence in the call, and a foundation of training that we can fall back on whenever we are faced with the challenges of the missionary life. 

We are currently living back in Missouri as we work to build a support team that will partner with us in the work that God is doing in South Asia. The most important thing to us in this process is to be found faithful by our King to share what HE is doing and give the opportunity for others to get the blessing of joining with God is His work! Our prayer is to be fully funded by 2022 and to head to the field in that year. Join us in praying to this end!