Led By The Word
Led By The Word is a pseudonym. It is a way for us to tell stories, show pictures, raise awareness, spark prayer, and talk openly about the least reached without putting in jeopardy ourselves or those with whom we labor. While many workers will use their own names on their websites, due to the creativity required for us to operate within certain contexts, we can’t do that. So, we use Led By The Word as a way to allow for sharing what God is doing around the globe without risking our ability (or the ability of our worker friends) to minister within those contexts.
What We Do
Michael and Stephanie with their children Emily (11), Caleb (8), and Elizabeth (1) moved to Turkey and became Turkish residents in January of 2016 after living in Central Asia for a year over the course of four years starting in 2012. They are learning the Turkish language, regularly coming together for prayer and intercession with other workers in the country, building relationships, being active in the life of the local church, and shining the light of Jesus as they live among Muslim Turks on the Western coast of Turkey near the biblical city of Ephesus. They believe Turkey is an incredibly significant country as a gateway between the Middle East, Asia, and Europe with deep roots of biblical history, and their heart is to see God’s original intentions of the nation be fulfilled. They believe that God’s love can and will bring transformation to this nation!
If you would like to schedule us to come talk to your church, missions group, organization, or to work alongside you in the nations, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who We Are
Michael spent 13 years in the Call Center industry before moving into Member Care and Mobilization work. During his time in that industry, he served in a variety of roles including: both inbound and outbound customer service, operations management, training, workforce management, strategic planning, project and program management, and leadership development.
Since August of 2011, Michael has served along with his family to train, develop, and care for workers in God’s harvest both in the United States and around the world.
In his spare time, Michael is an avid reader, and loves all kinds of sports--especially American Football and auto racing. He also loves hanging out with his wife Stephanie and their children.
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Emily is a bright and energetic ten-year-old. She is beginning her sixth-grade-year. She loves traveling the world and meeting new friends. She also enjoys exploring the sites and art of new cultures.
Caleb is a bright and fun seven-year-old. He enjoys making people laugh, playing with Legos, and frozen grapes.
Elizabeth Joy is the newest addition to the Led By The Word Team. She was born in May 2015, and is looking forward to heading out into the world with the rest of the LBTW Team, and meeting tons of really cool people!