Wes was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands and later served with his parents in the Cayman Islands as missionaries. At the age of five, Misty moved with her family to Papua New Guinea where her parents served as missionaries for 14 years.
Misty graduated from Labette Community College with a degree in nursing in 1997 and then graduated from Hobe Sound Bible College with a degree in Missions in 2001. Wes attended Hobe Sound Bible College before transferring to Indian River State College where he earned a certification in Computer Information Systems. They were married in 1999. They have been blessed with 6 children, Kaylee-14, Karissa-13, Kathryn-11, Kara-9, and 6-year-old twins, Clayton and Courtney.
Misty’s love for children and babies has given her 20 years of nursing experience, primarily working with new mothers and newborns. Wes’s business and management experience over the last 20 years led him to start his own service company, Integrity Drywall Services, in 2014.
Wes and Misty have felt God’s call to reach out and serve the orphaned and vulnerable children throughout the world. Through much prayer, and God’s leadership, they have been accepted to serve with Hope International Mission in Lesotho, Africa. Their passion for orphans is matched by an almost devastating need in Lesotho, where a large percentage of children are orphaned. The Peterson’s goal is to help make disciples by working with orphans in community based programs through the ministry of the local church. Pray for them as they start their deputation over the next year and begin to raise support for going to Africa in 2018.
A Note from the Petersons
“We are excited about the future God has for us. We appreciate your prayers and support as we travel on deputation and prepare to minister in Africa.” -Wes & Misty