Jerald and Katie Touchstone
Isn't it amazing how God works?
In 1995 Jerald decided to return to the University of Idaho to earn a degree in aquaculture with a business minor. He really didn't have any idea why but it felt right at the time. After he graduated, he tried to make a career of aquaculture but it never worked out. He returned to working as an auto mechanic and later switched to teaching science.
Over 20 years after Jerald earned his degree, God now is allowing him to use it by operating an aquaponics program at the Village of Light School for the Blind in Togo. We have always been willing to serve in missions, but God has kept us here in Idaho, ministering to students at Cole Valley Christian School, the school where Jerald has been teaching. We thought we would maybe serve as missionary teachers someday, but God's plans are not our plans. As it says in John 15:16, "You have not chosen me but I have chosen you."
Katie is a third generation missionary, with her family serving in India for many years. She has always enjoyed the cultural diversity of the body of Christ. Her favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."
As we review our life's path, we can clearly see the hand of God guiding us and the path that is leading us to Togo is very clear. We are excited to follow God's leading in this next adventure.
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand for us to do." Eph. 2:10.