Will and Amanda met in 2003 through involvement in a college ministry at Armstrong Atlantic State University, from which they both graduated. During their time at AASU, they were involved in several short term mission trips, both in the U.S. and in eastern Europe. God especially used these opportunities to reinforce their desire for and His call to foreign missions in their lives. Will and Amanda were married in February of 2008 and served in youth ministry at South Newington Baptist Church (near Savannah, Georgia) for over seven years. During this time, they led several short term mission trips to Honduras, where Will acquired the name “Máximo.” Will was ordained to the ministry in 2010. Will and Amanda have two children – Emery and Selah.
Will and Amanda became connected to Inca Link through a friend who knew their love for the people and culture of Latin America. God called them to Manta, Ecuador (sight unseen) in the fall of 2013. They spent 2014 assisting Inca Link in the management of a children’s home called Montañita Verde outside of Manta, Ecuador. God used this time to teach them the Spanish language, Ecuadorian culture, and the great spiritual need that exists here in Manta, Ecuador. God has increased His passion in Will and Amanda for young people and, more specifically, the crucial role that the family plays to the spiritual well-being of children and youth. Out of this passion, God has birthed an after school-care ministry called “Bonsai,” which Will and Amanda direct.