Born and raised in northern Virginia, Austin grew up on his family’s dairy farm. After graduating high school, Austin served for several years in the military as a Chaplain Assistant then went to college at the Virginia Military Institute. After graduating from college, Austin went to serve as a volunteer teacher at a Christian school in Thailand. During this time, Austin became aware of the crisis in Myanmar (Burma) and began to do volunteer work along the border areas during his school breaks. In 2006, Austin returned to the USA, with a vision to form an organization to help refugees and internally displaced people along the Thailand-Myanmar (Burma) border. It was then that Farthest Corners was born.
Austin met his wife Sinte, while both were studying for their Master of Divinity degrees at McGilvary College of Divinity in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2008, the two married, and one year later they welcomed their first child (a son), Ewing Mang House. Their second child (a daughter), Eliana Parsin House was born in 2013 and their third child (a son), Enoch Malsawm House was born in 2017.
Austin has done relief and development work, taught and discipled students in a bible school at a refugee camp, served as a Professor of Evangelism, Missions and Church History at McGilvary College of Divinity in Chiang Mai and helped lead church planting movements.
The House Family has recently moved to another country in Southeast Asia where they have relationships and projects which they have helped to sow in thirteen plus years of mission work. This recent move will allow the House Family to do further outreach to unreached people groups authentically and strategically. Please pray for the House Family and most importantly for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to be glorified in their service.