Melissa chose to follow Christ at age 5. While in high school, God began to burden her heart to bring Him glory through world missions. After a short trip to North Africa, Melissa became aware of Muslim ministry and prayed about getting involved. She studied TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) and children’s ministry at a Bible college in Chicago to become better equipped to move overseas. Melissa is working in an Eastern European country ministering to unreached people groups with the goal of seeing a church planted.