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Why AIM Adventures

Updated: Jul 28, 2018

This is a short article that shares a little about myself.

This is me with my boys at Harrison Hot Springs, OR
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People ask me all the time, “Why AIM Adventures?” When you click on the about page you can learn more about Aflame International Ministries (AIM), but here I want to share a little more about myself. My hope is that it will inspire you to contact me and share your story of lives touching lives.

For years I have traveled the globe and always with the motto: Travel With A Purpose. Today, that has evolved into something less stringent, yet I hope still impactful as I minister throughout the globe.

I love to travel, and many of my friends have said, I have a wanderlust spirit. When people ask me where I am from, I am hesitant to give an answer, as since I was born I have moved many times. My father was in the Air Force and I was born in Germany. In my early years we moved quite a bit and finally settled in Washington State. My teen years were amazing as I grew up on beautiful Fox Island in Washington State.

My love for the Lord grew as well as my love for travel, the outdoors, humanity, and exploration. It was my parents who inspired this love for life as we were always camping, river rafting, skiing (both water and snow), taking road trips, exploring lush forests, parks, festivals, museums, and world expos. Nature and the outdoors was our canvas. Life was a journey of not only work, school but having fun. My parents installed a strong work ethic and moral conviction, with the principle that one should work hard and than they could play hard. Thus, I embrace both – work and play!

After high school I joined the Army so I could “see the world" just as their slogan promised. Uncle Sam did not disappoint as I was sent to Germany for my tour of duty. This was awesome as I was able to revisit my roots. My grandpa bought me a youth rail pass, which enabled me to explore villages on the weekends as I would get on the train and go as far as I could always checking out new sites and staying at youth hostels along the way. During my military leave, which was 30 days a year, I would embark on European vacations from France, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, The Netherlands, and much more. My faith in God was strong since I was a child and I seemed to have favor where ever I went. Meeting incredible people along the way who influenced my life to always want to give back.

Once I completed my military stent I returned to the states and headed to University. While in University I traveled throughout the United States from west to east several times (visiting the National Parks), through Canada touring the Yukon to Alaska on the Alaskan Highway. I also took the ferry from Prince George to Skagway. This was a wonderful adventure as I slept outside on the ferry with a group of fellow travels. I've always enjoyed connecting with people and swapping stories.

Wow, this could be such a long story, yet over the years my nomadic journey has continued to take me to numerous countries, and every state with Hawaii being my last. Now, it is my endeavor to unfold past travel stories, tips, and share insight from to come. Just in the past 4 years I have been to over 30 countries teaching and sharing the "good news" of Jesus Christ.

Whether I am teaching in China or preaching in Africa one thing remains the same and that is my heart is to always to serve the Lord well - giving Him - honor and glory. Some missions trips are for the purpose of prayer and building relationship within communities. Come with me! I hope you enjoy my videos and post. It will be great fun. As always, my intent is to bless people along the way. Surely many have enriched my life.

The great commission is to "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19). I have discovered that how we live our lives daily devoted to Him can be a great adventure. Remember, the world is our playground!


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