Thomas & Genevieve
[pic above: Thomas and Genevieve in Rome for their honeymoon, May 2018. They met Pope Francis to ask for his blessing for their marriage and mission work.]
Thomas: After leaving the seminary at the age of 24 I discovered Family Missions Company and was blown away with the beauty of the missionaries lives at the service of Jesus as singles and whole families. During FMC’s three months of training called “Intake,” I encountered Jesus in a profoundly new way. I realized that Jesus was truly my pearl of great price and if I had Him and His Gospel rooted in my heart I needed nothing else. It was the first time in my life I could say that and truly believe it! It is now one of my greatest joys to share this call with others and to serve Jesus as a lay missionary. I am overwhelmed with gratitude that Jesus has called me to such a beautiful life!
Genevieve (Reardon): I first sensed God calling me into ministry the week of my first mission trip. After coming into the week feeling so lost and really searching for a life with greater meaning, I encountered the Lord in a radical way and decided that week that I would no longer be the author of my life but Jesus Christ would. God has shown me that being his missionary is a life full of joy and purpose. My greatest joy is to share with others the treasure that I found on that mission trip. I love being able to share what God has done in my life so others can experience the joy it is to live a life with Jesus!
Thomas & Genevieve first met when they both joined FMC in 2013. Shortly after, Genevieve was sent to the Philippines and Thomas to another country in Asia. Though they were in different countries they continued to grow in a great friendship built on Jesus. Thomas surprised Genevieve when he asked her out on their first date at the end of 2016. After going back to their respective mission posts and dating long distance for much of 2017, they returned home to prepare for their wedding. Thomas and Genevieve became united in mission through the sacrament of marriage on April 14, 2018. They are currently living at FMC’s mission base in Abbeville, Louisiana, preparing to return to full-time foreign missions as a family.
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