DOB: 05/19/1999

Hi, I'm Phillip, but you can call me Phil. I am the oldest boy of the Long kids and I am the artist of the family. I love all types of art, but I especially like drawing and origami. I also like playing video games on the computer. I am in the Navy now. Before we began deputation, I liked to serve in the Children's Ministry at church with the puppet ministry. 


DOB: 03/16/2003
​Hi, my name is Deacon and I am sixteen years old. I am the youngest, and shortest of the Long family...well, now my mom is the shortest. I like to play soccer, cook, and I like to try new things. Before we started deputation, I liked to work in the Food Pantry and help with the little kids in the nursery area at church.

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Tabitha & Matthew

DOB: 12/31/1997
Hi, I’m Tabitha and I am twenty-two. I am the oldest of the Long kids. I love to read, go shopping, watch TV, and cook. Right now I am going to Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. My major is Intercultural Studies, and I will graduate in May 2020. I am married to Matthew and we look forward to serving the Lord together on a foreign field some day. I love to travel and find adventure in this beautiful world God has given us!
​​Percentage of Support Raised:  98%

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DOB: 11/28/2000

Hi, my name is Gabe. I’m nineteen years old and I like animals and video games. Before we started deputation, I loved to greet new visitors and sing at the church, but one of my favorite things to do was to serve at our Food Pantry. I am a freshman at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. I am studying missions and look forward to being a missionary on a foreign field.