Adam and Emily Byerly

Spain
Adam was good at science. Emily was good with numbers. It made sense that Adam would become a biology teacher and Emily would become an accountant. But as they watched the field missionaries on a trip to Brazil, they realized they hadn’t given missions as an option to the Lord. “These were not crazy, super Christians,” said Adam. “These are just normal Christians just doing what God called them to do.” Not long after that trip, an ABWE missionary asked if Adam would consider teaching at the Evangelical Christian Academy in Spain. Adam and Emily knew they were being called, but God confirmed it when they learned that the school also needed an accountant. They spent two years teaching, getting involved in a church plant, and falling in love with the school and the local people. When their term was over, they knew they had to go back. “We miss those kids so much,” said Emily. “We have a heart and a passion for the MKs there. They struggle just like any other student, but they have a more difficult dynamic of adjusting to a different culture. They need people to help guide them, and we love being those mentors.”

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