Buddy & Loren both surrendered to the Lord’s work as teenagers, and believed that God would use them in a primitive or pioneer missions setting. They met at Bob Jones University, and were married shortly after graduation. They quickly joined Baptist World Mission, and God kindly brought their support in within just one year! They moved to Peru in August, 2007, and were able to jump right into ministry since they already spoke Spanish. They lived in the mountains of Cusco for about 18 months where they served as furlough replacements, helped in a Bible college, and formed vital relationships.
In January, 2009 they moved to the jungle of Puerto Maldonado with their 3 month old son, and began ministry there, soon planting a church, and traveling out into the surrounding villages. They began hosting many teams, interns, and medical groups, and have been influential in planting a church, seeing several gospel-teaching outposts started, and seeing folks called into missions. They are planning to move out into the tribal areas full time as soon as possible. They have three kids: Joseph, Isaiah, and Abigail.