Kristi and Kip were born and raised in East Tennessee. Married in 1994, their appreciation for sunshine and salt air overcame a strong hillbilly heritage with a move to Florida 5 years later. Fast forward three more years and daughter Kendall made her appearance…and in two more a son, Kaleb.
Over the years, the Fishers have served in various roles within the Church, including usher, Sunday School teachers (both adult and children), small group leaders, nursery workers, and morning service setup staff. Both have a love of sharing what they’ve learned and learning in the process. Specifically, she has an affinity for discipleship and he toward Christian apologetics.
In 2011, Kip began taking trips to the Dominican Republic in support of a humanitarian organization that provides education, nutrition, and medical care for several communities in Bonao. Through one of those trips he met the founder of a Christian ministry in Santiago that aims to meet many of the same needs as CFCF – but in other areas of the country. During return travels from a 2014 visit, conversation between the Fishers and friends (they were traveling with close friends the Hartsfields) arose that we should do something. Something more. Something useful. Something meaningful. Kip confesses that his first reaction was to tell the others they were under the influence of the emotion stemming from what they had seen. He was resistant, telling the others the feeling would fade within weeks. He was wrong.
In the following days, as he contemplated the trip and subsequent conversation, Kip felt a strong draw toward committing to just such a “something” that the family should do. On Valentine’s Day afternoon, after a strong argument with God, it was clear that they should go. Knowing there was no other option, the Fishers were blessed with complete peace in the decision. It was sealed. Both Kip & Kristi were of the same mind and calling, and began preparation for the move. In late Spring 2015, after raising most of the support they would need, they sold their house and possessions and made the move to the Dominican Republic. The four are incredibly excited to follow this call, and expect God to do great things!
As independent missionaries, the Fishers must raise their own support. If you would be interested in supporting the Fishers, please visit the support page via the button below for instructions on doing so. It would be greatly appreciated….and 100% tax deductible as well1 :).
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