I am the 4th of seven children in my family. Raised in a godly home with a Christ-centered focus. It is for this reason that at the age of four I began asking questions about death and heaven. My parents were tender enough to not shrug off these questions for a later time. In December of 1989 while driving around looking at Christmas lights I remarked, "One day I am going to become a Christian." My father was not there at the time and my mother, who was driving, pulled the car over, looked back at me and said, "Caleb, you can do that right now." Right there in the back seat of a Chevy Malibu, my mother led me to Christ and I became a child of God. Fortunately, I was nurtured in my christian walk by my parents, older siblings, Sunday School teachers and mentors over the years. After being given the opportunity to teach Sunday School and even an evening service at the age of 15, I realized I had a love for teaching. I didn't know how God might use that until halfway through college where I found I could find no greater joy than in sharing the gospel and teaching the word of God.
I was born and raised in Venezuela, where my parents were missionaries for twenty-eight years. Although I was brought up hearing the gospel time and again, I did not personalize it until I was about six years old. My Mom went through the gospel with me in our living room. She showed me in Scripture that I was a sinner and in need of a Savior, and that if I placed my trust in Jesus He would save me. I asked Jesus to forgive me of my sins and He became my Savior that day! It was not until I was thirteen that I understood the importance of a personal time with God. I read the verse in James 4:14 where it says, "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little while, and then vanishes away." The fact that my life was a fleeting vapor was heavy. I wanted to do something with my life that would matter, and matter for eternity. Missions is one way that I can serve the Lord with this fleeting vapor of a life!