Where were you born?
Affutt Air Force Base, Lincoln, Nebraska
Who is in your immediate family and what one word would you use to describe each of them?
Tricia Ling (spouse): Faithful Joshua Ling (son): Blessing, Jessica Ling Taylor (daughter): Worshipper, Katelyn Ling Price (daughter): Creative, Caleb Ling (son): Free, Makaylah Ling (daughter): Strength
Who was the most influential person in your life?
It’s a tie: Dr. Helen Shapiro (High School Art Teacher)/Libertad Hernandez (Grandmother) both were extremely encouraging and empowering
What’s your favorite…
Movie? Hard to nail one- Lord of the Rings Trilogy…Star Trek- all of them…Captain America…McFarland USA
TV Show? Original Star Trek / Once Upon A Time / Daredevil
Music/Band? Geez- I have eclectic taste… Boston/Southern Rock/Earth Wind and Fire/Funk/Third Day/Kansas
If you had to move to another country, where would you go and why?
Nicaragua- the heart of the people is amazing, and our Missions work is there. The people captured my heart.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Full time Missionary
If you could go back in time when you were 15 yrs old, what advice would you give yourself?
No matter what happens in your life- follow your dream, and stay true to who you are, and who God has made you.
What do you want written on your tombstone?
By God’s grace- he chased hard after God, loved with his whole heart his wife and family. Tried to be the best man, husband and father he could be. A compassionate man, with a big heart, who did all he could with what little he had, so others could excel. Willing to take the hard road if it meant making things easier for others. Held his life in the palms of his hands, so God could have His way with it.
If you could sit & talk with anyone who has ever lived, besides Jesus, who would it be?
Torn between Michaelangelo, and the apostle Paul…
Who is the most interesting person you’ve ever met?
At the expense of being mushy- it’s my wife, Tricia. She has amazed me at every turn of life, with changing rolls, to faith, flexibility, strength of character, love of Jesus, value of family, passion for kids and people and teaching, tender hearted and strong…she is an amazing person that constantly leaves me in awe.
Are you an Introvert or Extrovert?
An Extrovert, who appreciates a little “introvert” time, every now and then
What quote sums up your philosophy of life?
Albert Einstein once said, “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”