Lori O’Day came to know the Lord at the age of 4, and is grateful for the godly influence of her mother, grandparents, and youth pastor. She attended public school in Michigan and excelled at Spanish and music. After graduating from high school, she studied music education at Wayne State University in Detroit, then transferred to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago where she earned her B.A. in church music. She met her husband Phil at Moody, and they were married in 1989. In 1992, they joined Camino Global (formerly CAM International), a missionary sending agency based in Dallas, and began raising support to go to Mexico City. They left for Costa Rica to study Spanish in 1997, earning their Diploma in Spanish as a Second Language. They then went on to serve as missionaries for four years in Mexico City. In 2002 the O’Days were asked to return to the U.S. to serve in leadership at the home office here in Dallas. Phil is the Executive Vice President for the mission, while Lori serves as a volunteer in various Camino ministries throughout the year. She also teaches private woodwind lessons in area school districts as well as Spanish and Algebra in the home school community, and Elementary Spanish at Heritage Christian Academy. The O’Days have three children, ages 21, 18, and 14, and are members of Lake Ridge Bible Church in Mesquite.
14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family[c] in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. – Ephesians 3:14-19