Since 1988, Melissa has served alongside her husband, Jim Roe, as a missionary sent out by the First Baptist Church in Milford, OH. The Roes began their ministry in Western Canada, then served over twenty years in a Restricted Access Nation. The Roes are currently serving in South America in the Colombian Andes training nationals to be involved in the Great Commission. Mission education has become an ever-growing priority in her life and she seeks to pass that on to others. Encouraging Christians to love and embrace a multi-lingual and multi-ethnic world is her passion. In addition to mission work, Melissa writes, speaks, and teaches about missions.