Meet the Fasts
Ryan and Erin both experienced a call into missions early on in their childhood. Ryan participated in two international mission trips with Teen Missions Int’l (TMI) in his teenage years. Erin participated in three mission trips through her local church.
Ryan & Erin met in college and spent the first ten years of their marriage as “tent-makers” traveling throughout the United States, wherever Ryan’s job as a Civil Engineer would lead, ministering through the local churches in the various communities in which they would land.
During these 10 years of constant travel, Ryan and Erin cultivated a desire to work with teenagers and explored their respective calling to the mission field by leading teams with TMI to Greece in 2002 and Poland in 2003. After these two summer experiences, the Fasts began a journey towards becoming full-time missionaries with Teen Missions.
Currently, Ryan and Erin live with their three children, Micah, Abigail, and Ezekiel, in Portland, OR. They coordinate TMI promotional activities on the West Coast and lead teams of young people with Teen Missions around the world as they are “training tomorrow’s missionary today.”
- Ryan – August 17
- Erin – June 16
- Micah – June 16
- Abigail – October 24
- Ezekiel – January 24
- July 10, 1999
- Ryan & Erin Fast Newsletter (Winter 2019) February 19, 2019 Greetings from Florida to all our friends and family around the world! Transitions So much has happened since we last wrote. After our amazing summer in Madagascar, we returned to the Pacific NW to continue recruiting for summer teams. In October, a new Director, Richard Barber, was brought onboard at Teen Missions. Immediately after he took the position of Director, he contacted us and asked us to consider temporarily relocating down to Florida to train and develop the Promotions Department. After ...
- Ryan & Erin Fast Newsletter November 2, 2018 Fall 2018 Dear Friends and Family- It has been a whirlwind summer and we don’t even know where to start. We have appreciated all of your prayers, support and conversations over the past few months. In May all five of us traveled down to Florida to help prepare for the Boot Camp in Florida. It was a precious time that we were able to be together. Ryan spent his weekdays at the Teen Missions’ property working outside setting up the Boot Camp. The ...