Nathan and Audrey Goodpaster both grew up in Christian homes and were saved at ages twelve and thirteen, respectively. Audrey was born to Bill and Karen Moran in Union City, Tennessee. She surrendered her life to full-time Christian service as a teenager at Shawnee Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, where she grew up. Her father took a government job for three years in the Northern Mariana Islands which gave Audrey training on the mission field as a teenager. While on the island, her family started an independent Baptist church.
Nathan was born to Bruce and Carol Goodpaster in Lafayette, Indiana. At nineteen Nathan was called to preach while attending his first Youth Conference at the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. He surrendered to be a missionary while attending Hyles-Anderson College. Nathan served in the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, as a bus captain, bus driver, and Sunday school teacher.
Please continue to pray for the Nathan and Audrey Goodpaster family during this difficult time. The family is physically safe, and the situation is less urgent than it was initially. Still, there are many unexpected challenges facing this precious family.
We are so thankful for the many selfless servants of Christ in the Philippines and the United States who have been helping them during this time. We are also thankful for the many people who have communicated a desire to help them more, both in prayer and financial support.
As they transition back to the United States, please pray for healing and wisdom for them, for the ministry in the Philippines, and for their many relationships. We expect Audrey and the children to arrive back in the United States by Friday, February 19. We delight in serving God’s choicest servants, and we are trusting our great God!
Please feel free to contact us with any pressing questions.