We are Stan and Tamera Johnson from Knoxville, TN. We have two children Aaron and Abigail. Aaron, our oldest, has his bachelor’s in business management from Carson-Newman University, and is working as a police officer in Knox County. Abigail, our youngest, has recently graduated from River’s Edge Christian Academy. She will begin the esthetician program in July at Tennessee School of Beauty.
Our family loves living in Knoxville, and we enjoy spending time with our friends, family, and church community here. We have been members of Fellowship Church since 2013 and it is here that God really began to work in our hearts.
In 2016, we decided to go on a mission trip to Nicaragua as a family, and we had no idea that God was about to change the entire direction of our lives. Stan and I did not grow up dreaming about becoming missionaries. It still sounds funny hearing the word missionary come out of my mouth, but that is exactly what God called us to be. He called us to the mission field of Jinotepe, Nicaragua, and I am so thankful He did. For the past 7 years we have been growing and learning more and more about how to share the Gospel with those God has placed before us and how desperately we have to rely on the Holy Spirit to follow His call.
Stan and I are most passionate about marriage and family ministry. This is where we focus most of our time when we are in Nicaragua. We love sharing hope for a marriage that only comes through the grace of our savior Jesus Christ. Teaching scripture and applying essential communication tools in marriage has allowed us to speak to a culture whose marriages are in crisis.
We also work with an amazing group of young men and women at Iglesia Renovación Nazarena church. This group of young people inspires us daily with their faith and devotion to cultivating their personal relationship with God. Our goal is to continue to walk alongside them in discipleship, love, and encouragement.
God has truly blessed us with the best of both worlds! We love our community here in Knoxville, TN, and now we, as a family, share a deep love for the country of Nicaragua.