We both felt the pull towards missions since we were kids. Growing up in two different places in entirely different ways, the Lord was working as He geared our minds towards the pursuit to go. I (Tyler) grew up in Indonesia and witnessed the need all around me, I witnessed the “before Christ” and “after Christ” transformation in the people around me. I knew I would one day return to the mission field and be a part of reaching the unreached. After high school and with this goal in mind, I attended Ethnos360 Bible Institute, in Jackson, Michigan. Preparing to take the next step and attend missionary training, I worked and was heavily involved in a local church. That’s what led me here to Emanate — so I can be better equipped to serve people cross-culturally as I continue to develop an even greater desire to go. I started Emanate training last fall before meeting my wife Mikhaela. Mikhaela was attending Heritage Bible College when we met and she planned to go to missionary training school once she graduated at the end of the year. She always had missions in mind and felt strongly about serving the Lord wherever and however He pleased. We both knew we wanted to pursue missions even if that meant we’d go alone. However, it was a huge blessing when God brought us together and now we are here at Emanate desiring to “go” and serve overseas.