Meet The Davisons

 

 

Michael and I began our overseas missionary adventure in April of 2019.  We are members of the Impact Life Church in Joplin, MO.  and Iglesia Fresca Presencia in San Cristobal, Guatemala. We have two grown children Isaac and Emma, who are both living in Kirksville, MO.

Michael was a sports writer and editor for several local newspapers for years before he moved on to a variety of other jobs including volunteer youth group leader, barista, church custodian, Amish furniture sales and delivery, and most recently, delivering hospice equipment to those nearing the end of their lives here on earth.  No matter what the job title was his real job always came down to listening to and sharing his life with others.

 

In May of 2018, I  finished a 21-year ministry teaching speech and theatre at College Heights Christian School in Joplin, Missouri, where it was my joy and privilege to share my life and Christ’s love with God’s precious children.  For ten years, we led teams of students from College Heights to the Red Bird Mission Work Camp in Beverly, Kentucky. It was through these trips that the love of serving the Lord side by side began to take root.  

 

On May 22, 2011, Joplin was devastated by a massive EF-5 tornado.  As my daughter Emma and I took shelter in a corner of our home the peace of God descended and I realized no matter what happened that it was all going to be ok.  As Paul said, “to live is Christ and to die is gain.” We lost almost all of our “stuff” but gained an ironclad faith and freedom from fear. The prayers and blessings that overwhelmed Joplin in the months and years to follow created an insatiable appetite to serve the Lord.