Robert & Tami Erisman
Robert and Tami, from St. Paul, Minnesota, were married in 2006 and have been blessed with seven children: Robert, John Paul, Annabelle, Alaina, Michael, Merrilee, and baby #7 due in August.
Robert shared his desire to do foreign missions with Tami early on in their relationship and encouraged her to pray about whether God might be calling them to do mission work. After several years, God spoke to her heart through the Scriptures in a powerful way and she felt the calling and desire as well, but she wondered how it would work with six young children. One day, Robert came across FMC’s website and showed it to Tami. Seeing families just like theirs, it was an answer to her prayers. The prospect of doing foreign missions with a young family became real and filled their hearts with joy and excitement.
While visiting Big Woods for a Come & See in August 2017, they felt at home and at peace in moving forward and responding to Jesus’ invitation to the rich man to “go, sell your possessions and give to the poor… Then come, follow me” (Matt. 19:21).
They are busy preparing to begin Intake in September 2018.
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!'”