Richard, Lucas & Lois
Lafayette, LA 70506
Needham Gospel Chapel, Needham, AL, USA in 2016
Lois and I are Assembly commended missionaries serving our LORD in Liberia, West Africa. Our calling is simple...preach the Gospel, make disciples, and plant New Testament patterned Assemblies in Liberia. Lois comes from an Assembly background and was saved at the age of 7. She went on to become very active in her Assembly as the director of the kids Sonday school and later the TNT director for the TNT AWANA age group. The LORD has gifted her in working with children and it is evident in her sweet nurturing spirit and love for the kids. Lois studied a one-year Bible certificate at Emmaus Bible College and earned her Bachelors of Arts in Biochemistry-Cell and Molecular Biology at Drake University in Des Moines, IA and worked as a CNA for four years before marrying me and going to the mission field. I did not grow up in the Assemblies, but was raised in the Roman Catholic Church. I was saved at the age of 17, after a long and turbulent teenage bought with drugs. The LORD reached out to me frequently through my child-hood through various believers that I met, but at 17 years old I heard the Gospel and was convicted of GOD's justice, HIS righteous standard, my sinful depravity, and my need of the Savior. Having been convicted by the SPIRIT of GOD and understanding my desperate need of a Savior, I put my faith in CHRIST alone to save me. The LORD accomplished an unimaginable change in my life, and I was indeed born-again as a new creation in CHRIST. I came into the Assemblies shortly after being saved and was discipled by Phil Abshire, who patiently and wisely invested in me as a believer and encouraged me to serve the LORD. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology. I served in Ireland and Africa for four years with Ireland Outreach International. My wife Lois joined me on the mission field following our marriage in 2014. In December of 2014 my visa to remain in Ireland was denied because of my missionary status and we were forced to leave the country. After being back in the United States and seeking the LORD for 2 years, Lois and I have responded to the calling to serve the LORD full-time in Liberia.