Our names are Derek Ensley and Kaylee Smith and we are Christians. We are engaged to be married in February 2024. We know what we want to do with our lives and hope that God will permit it. We also hope that our readers will partner with us.

Ultimately, our long-term goal is to plant a mature Christian church amongst an unreached people group. We are prepared to do whatever it takes to see God build His Church and spread it abroad. The majority of unreached people groups are not English speakers; if we want to succeed in a cross-cultural setting, we will need to be trained to learn foreign languages and cultures effectively. Therefore, we want to go to the best possible school that will equip us for this endeavor - Radius.

We will need to know good principles of church planting through a healthy understanding of Biblical theology. Radius is a school run by foreign church planters, designed to equip aspiring foreign church planters. They teach culture and language acquisition, along with church and gospel theology.

We are faithful members of Barabbas Road Church in San Diego, and we are on the path to being sent-out and recognized as cross-cultural church planters. Barabbas Road Church will be commissioning us and partnering with a missions sending agency of our choosing. Both our church and sending agency will be behind us as we seek to plant a church, offering us the support we need once we hit the field.

Our plans are to attend Radius Fall, 2024, Lord willing. The training program lasts 10 months and is a complete rigorous immersion in the language and culture of Mexico, coupled with classroom instruction. Tuition for the both of us will be $27,000, we are also praying for an additional $3,000 to fund additional expenses not included in tuition, such as food, travelling expenses, and other miscellaneous items. One more thing we ask, pray for us and for God's work among the unreached people groups.

We are thankful for your interest in us and our ministry, we trust that God will supply our every need. If you would like to learn more about us and our ambitions, you can contact us through GiveSendGo.