Greetings from Papua New Guinea!
We are the Goossens Family: Randy, Joani, Emma, Lexi and Ethan. We have been serving in the Melanesia Field Office at Kudjip Hospital Station since 2011.
Randy and I both grew up in Washington State. I attended Eastern Nazarene College for one year and then graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Accounting. Randy completed training in Architectural CAD and then went on to work for a manufacturing company for 13 years.
We both come from Christian families and I am blessed with a heritage that includes a passion for Missions. Randy and I began our involvement in Missions through Work & Witness; first to Brazil and then to Fiji. We were also involved in a local mission of sorts through Foster Care for almost 4 years.
In 2010 we sensed God calling us to something new and through a series of amazing God-incidences we set off to serve in Papua New Guinea as Mission Corps volunteers. During these 2 years in PNG God called us to step into longer term Missionary service. In August 2013 we returned to PNG as Specialized Assignment Missionaries.
I am the Field Treasurer for the Melanesia and South Pacific Fields of the Church of the Nazarene. Randy's assignment includes a wide variety of special projects in support of the Field Strategy Coordinator and Kudjip Mission Station.