With their fourth child on the way, Greg and Rachel Denning were living the American dream. They had a nice house with a white-picket fence in a good neighborhood in Utah. Greg had a great job as a high school teacher. They had a couple of cars and even a couple of dogs.
"We were settling in for life," said Greg.
But the Dennings realized that wasn't the life they wanted. They had read self-help and motivational books and had been inspired to start dreaming bigger. They asked themselves what they would do if they could live any way they wanted. The answer: take their family to developing countries and serve others.
"We genuinely want to live deliberately," said Greg. "Obviously, it's not for everybody — but it was our dream."