After 16 years in pastoral ministry, the Fielder Family is now giving their lives to reaching the unreached people groups of the world through Church planting, national training and Bible translation and publishing. We have been serving in this ministry since June 2006.
I was raised in church. My parents became charter members of Martinsville Baptist Tabernacle in Martinsville, Indiana almost 50 years ago and my mother still attends there today. My Sunday School teachers taught me the gospel and I knew that I did not want to go to hell. At the end of a Sunday morning service during the invitation, I went forward with my mom because I wanted to be saved. The preacher’s wife prayed with me on the front row of the church. I was so grateful that I was crying.
She said that because I accepted Jesus as My Saviour, I would now go to heaven – what a relief for a little girl! A few weeks later we went to Bloomington for a baptismal service where several people were baptized. After I got down in the baptistry, the preacher didn't realize that I wasn't tall enough to hold my head above the water and he started praying. I thought I was going to go to heaven right from the baptistry tank.
I graduated from Bible college with a Master's degree in Elementary Education and taught school for nine years both before and while serving with my husband in the ministry. I am grateful the Lord has called us to serve in this vital ministry of reaching the unreached through WorldView Ministries.
I was born May 14, 2005. Mommy and Daddy arrived at the hospital nursery when I was just five hours old. They keep telling me that I have brought a lot of joy to their lives and they waited a long time for me. I think they were married for 19 years before I came along. I am the sixth baby they tried to adopt, but I am the only one they have. Sometimes they just look at me and cry.
They tell me it is tears of joy and that God always had a plan to make me part of their family. Daddy prays with me every night and tells me how special I am and how much Jesus loves me. I love life and I love people and my simple joys makes a lot of people smile. I am learning a lot in school. Missionary life is really exciting. I am thankful God gave me a Mommy and Daddy to love me.
Me and Daddy had talked a lot about Jesus and getting saved, but I would get distracted with other things and change the subject. Daddy was really patient and he and Mommy just kept praying for me. Four days after my 6th birthday, I was getting ready for bed and told Mommy that I needed to get saved. She said, "Yes, you do." Then I said, "I mean tonight!" So we went into Daddy's office and he explained the gospel, asked me lots of questions and I answered them all. He said I should talk to Jesus and ask Him to save me, so I prayed my own prayer that night and I got saved. Please pray that I will grow up to love God and serve Him with my whole heart.
I am having a wonderful time traveling to many churches. I love to meet people and I make new friends everywhere I go. I would love to meet you someday!