A punk rocker and a former Marine reflect the spectrum of backgrounds among the International Mission Board’s newest missionaries. The former punk rock skateboarder, who once told his parents “God was a joke,” began reading the New Testament and “was blown away by Jesus.” He and his wife are headed to East Asia. The former Marine, during a deployment in the Mideast, remembers that people “just had absolutely no hope. I could just see it on their faces, I could just hear it in their voices and in their lifestyle….” The former Marine now is returning to the Mideast as a Southern Baptist worker.