Lance and Amy were both saved as children.
Lance was raised on the mission field (the son of veteran BBFI missionaries
Frank and Karon Auterson), but he says he experienced
no call to become a missionary himself while on the field.
Lance did, though, purpose to attend Baptist Bible
College for a year but he says, "During the first year I
surrendered my life to Christ. My senior year in 1996 God
called me to be a missionary and in 1997 he specifically called me
Amy, in the meantime, realized a call at the age
of 10. She later attended Baptist Bible College and during
her junior year she surrendered to France. She and Lance
were married and spent their internship at Cherry Street Baptist
Church in Springfield, Missouri. There they gained
experience at all levels and age groups in the church and had
ample opportunity to gain leadership skills necessary for church
planting in Europe.
Lance says, "We would never be at peace
anywhere other than where God wants us. We are thankful for
the opportunity to become missionaries of the Baptist Bible