Joel and Lauren married in 2014 knowing that God was calling them into overseas work. Over their married journey, God has graciously been the steering winds in the sails, highlighting items He wanted them to be involved in. Joel fell into an agricultural role at a small Christian college. He discovered that agriculture is the culmination of his desire to grow men and use teachable moments well, and paired with the drive to work outside with his hands. The Lord highlighted a love and gifting for languages and culture in Lauren, and she has been pursuing her masters degree in Applied Linguistics for use in Translation work.
The Fletchers are headed to a field in Southeast Asia to work with an unreached Muslim group. There, through farming and language, they will be about making disciples and sharing the abundant life that God gives. They are excited for the opportunities for their two giftings to exist together.
Way to Pray: Please pray for us as we prepare to leave for the field in the next few weeks. Towards the field, our team is praying the Muslim leader who requested to work with our medical clinics will have dreams and visions of Jesus. Please also pray for safe travels leading up to our departure date and our eventual departure.