Nathanael and Darla started courting in April 2006. After years of friendship they married on Dec. 31, 2006. They wanted time to focus on their marriage, so they resigned from full-time ministry. However, they recognized that God still had a call on their lives and wanted to serve Him in a new way.
After one year of marriage and much prayer God opened the doors to go back into missions. They joined Wycliffe Bible Translators in December 2007. They have been serving in Vernacular Media since 2008.
They served in Cameroon, Central Africa August 2010 thru June 2022. They welcomed their daughter, Eliana (E lay na) Izabelle into their family March 5, 2011. They are in transition as recently they were invited and accepted a new assignment with Wycliffe Bible Translators as a film dubbing quality checker in International Media Services Dept at JAARS, in Waxhaw, North Carolina.
They will continue to be available for film dubbing projects for Cameroon and Central Africa as the need arises.
Nathanael was born in An Yang City, South Korea. At the age of nine months he was adopted. His parents became missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators when he was nine years old. They served in various position in the USA, before serving in Colombia, South America for three years and later Brazil.
Nathanael went on several short term missions trips around the world before going to Bible school at Teen Missions International. He served with them for over six years. He worked with teens each summer, was in the finance department and helped coordinate Teen Missions’ work in Honduras and Mongolia.
Darla and Nathanael met while serving with Teen Missions. He has been serving in the vernacular media arena since 2008.
Darla was born in Sioux City, Iowa. At the age of three she moved to Washington State where she grew up, accepted Christ, and her interest in missions was born. She attended three years of college and received two associates degrees. Her family moved to Missouri where she worked at a bank and was active in her church.
She went on several missions’ trips with Teen Missions and served on staff with them for 11 years.
Since Darla joined Wycliffe her roles have varied. She enjoys her role as a wife and mom, but she also serves as a vernacular media specialist, maintains our two websites, and helps to communicates with our partners.
Eliana was born in Yaounde, Cameroon, Central Africa March 5, 2011 at 4:19pm local time (10:19 EST). She weighed 6 lbs 6 oz and was 19 inches long. Her main focus is growing into a wonderful woman of God.
She lived in Cameroon 2011-2022. She will miss Cameroon, but is looking forward to living in the USA. She enjoys reading, doing crafts, dreaming about horses and spending time with others.