Hi, my name is Seth Killian and I was born in 1985 into a God honoring family in western North Carolina. I felt the Lord call me into His kingdom at a very young age; God used my parents in the back of a health food store that my father was managing at the time to call me into His family. Some years later I read 'Through the Gates of Splendor' written by Elizabeth Elliot. Through this book I was first introduced to the concept of truly giving it all to God, your entire life, even unto death. Through the martyrdom of those men in that book I realized that there existed a purpose and conviction higher than anything I had ever been exposed to. Within several months I found myself on my knees asking God what He had for my life. How gracious He was in His answer; He simply said two words, "South America". Those words have defined my life.
Nearly a year later I was on the streets of downtown San Jose, the capitol of Costa Rica on my first mission trip. I was 15 and thought I was the king of the world, in reality I was simply naïve. But, God used me according to His purposes and I returned to the US a changed person. In the following years I went on several more trips throughout Latin America and began to develop a desire to reach people who did not know Christ, unreached people groups and remote tribes – particularly in the Amazon Jungle.
Eventually the time came to begin thinking about college. My father wisely prodded me into taking a look at Ministry Colleges when the thought had not even crossed my mind yet. After sorting through some I came to Christ for the Nations Bible Institute in Dallas, TX and knew that it was the place after reading their mission statement and hearing the clear emphasis they placed on frontier mission work. From 2005 to 2008 I went through CFNI's 2-year Practical Theology program followed by the 1-year School of Frontier Missions. During these years I travelled twice to the Amazon with none other than Amazon Xpeditions. The first was time for three weeks and then again for a 10-week internship. During both of these trips I got to see George & Edilma's mission's ethic: Meet, Mobilize, Minister, Mentor & Multiply. I was and consistently am impressed by this dynamic.
Eventually the plan is to be a full-time missionary, living in the Amazon Jungle actively ministering to all people groups and demographics, including city dwellers, those living in communities along the river's edge and the tribes in remote regions that have not heard.