Our first work was in the nation of Kazakhstan at the invitation of The Mission Society. Agrimissions was not even a group at the first visit. Four individuals who served as the original founders of Agrimissions traveled to determine how agriculture could be used to minister to the natives of this large nation. Larry G. Williams, then pastor of Sand Mountain UMC and teacher of agricultural education formed a team to travel to Kazakhstan to assess the potential. The team consisted of Larry; Rev. Steve Johnson, pastor of Church of the Mountains in Truckee, CA; Wilson Lee, Alabama extension specialist at Auburn University and Dr. Earle Goodman, State veterinarian from South Carolina. During this visit a great spiritual event occurred that changed all four individuals forever. Agrimissions was conceived and formed at the end of the visit in a hotel in Almaty, Kazakhstan.