Trey and Laurie are blessed by God with the opportunity to join Mission Aviation Fellowship in Papua, Indonesia. They are joining the game later in life but are convinced that the best is yet to come! Trey will use his broad accounting/financial experience to help the Indonesian region consolidate and unify the current finance offices and systems. Laurie will use her gifts and experience to teach at Hillcrest International School. Trey and Laurie have been married 29 years, all of which have been spent in Texas. They have three adult children; the oldest are twin girls, Melinda (married to JJ) and Monica, and a son named James.
Trey grew up in Amarillo, Texas. He didn’t attend church growing up, but while hearing the gospel in high school, he turned to Christ as his Savior and committed himself to the life-long pursuit of Christ. It was also in high school that he discovered a passion for aviation. In the early years of their marriage, he and his wife had an interest in the Journeyman program with IMB (International Mission Board), and that subtle desire never waned. Several years later Trey discovered for the first time that international missions and aviation were combined in MAF. How cool was that? This discovery led to the first discussion with MAF in 2004, but 15 years passed before it was God’s timing. Trey graduated from West Texas A&M with a business degree in accounting and spent a couple of years attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His professional accounting/financial career has spanned various industries and companies large and small.
Laurie was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle. She grew up in a Christian home, and through the influence of godly parents and grandparents, accepted Jesus at the age of 7. She spent most of her childhood attending First Baptist Church of Happy, Texas, where numerous adults poured into her spiritual growth. Upon graduating high school, she attended West Texas A&M University, where her faith was tested and she truly began to see her relationship with Jesus as her own personal journey. While at WT, she earned a bachelor of science in Interdisciplinary Studies and has spent the last 25 years teaching students of different ages in various schools and programs. She believes that God called her at a very early age to teach young people and is excited to take her God-given gifts and skills to minister to those in Indonesia.
Trey and Laurie met in the campus Baptist student ministry, and after dating a short time, knew that God was calling them to more than just partnering in collegiate ministry, but to a lifetime of ministry together. They married in June of 1990 and very early in their marriage felt a heart tug to foreign missions.
The Deweys are excited about the opportunity to begin a new adventure with God, taking the gospel to the hard to reach places of Indonesia.
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