The truth is, life became so chaotically busy and hard, that the right words to share just wouldn’t come. Maybe you, too, have been in a place that was so full of beauty but yet so intensely painful all at the same time. You want to share the beauty because it is breathtaking, but it… Continue reading A Long Silence
By dirty I mean dirt. And mud. And stinky smells. So much of it! Everywhere! In my house. On my floors. All over my children. I have never faced so much dirt on a daily basis or at such an extreme level. RV life had nothing on Honduras. Dirt is everywhere, staring me in the face,… Continue reading The Dirty Truth of Missions
On the one hand, I can't believe we have been here six months and this is my first blog post! On the other hand, it has been the craziest whirlwind of six months I have ever experienced. I have barely had time to breathe, let alone blog. With that said... Hi! From Honduras! It's beautiful… Continue reading First Blog Post from Honduras!
We often hear and read that the most Biblical way to care for orphans on the mission field is church planting. We agree. Orphaned and abandoned children are a tragic result of sin. The Gospel is the answer to sin. More churches are desperately needed everywhere. No argument there. (Matthew 4:23; Matt. 11:5; Mark 13:10;… Continue reading Consider Yourself Called
Oh hi! Yes, we are still running Mission:40 Little Things, and yes, it is going SO GREAT. I'm going to take just a quick minute to share some items that have been donated in the last month or so. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the effort that is being put into this… Continue reading Mission: 40 Little Things SO MANY UPDATES
A few nights ago, we sat in yet another unfamiliar church, but we were singing the familiar words to a well-loved hymn. I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus... We got to the last verse..."though no one join me, still I will follow..." and the words stood out to me… Continue reading Though No One Join…
...Oh. My. When we were still praying about whether or not to go to Honduras, one of my biggest concerns was the tropical "wildlife". As in bugs. Spiders. Snakes. And these creepy looking creatures. Because God has a unique sense of humor, we suddenly began getting many strange visitors in our not-so-tropical midwestern home. One morning, I walked… Continue reading Ticks & Stink Bugs & Ants…
How much is a life worth, anyway? The cost of two grande caramel macchiatos? The cost of one large pizza? The cost of a happy meal? There are times when I have thought, "I wish I could give more, but what I have to give is so little. It wouldn't even make a dent in… Continue reading Mission: 40 Little Things
Friends, I am so happy to tell you that we reached our goal for Mission: Head to Toe! So many people shopped, helped and donated. As a result, we ended up with 101 pairs of shoes and 116 hats! They were added to a container full of necessities being shipped to Honduras, and should arrive… Continue reading Celebration Post for Mission: Head to Toe
I have not forgotten about the blog or Mission: Head to Toe! This deputation life we're living has a way of throwing any kind of writing routine right out the car window. Meanwhile, Mission: Head to Toe is complete and I'm super thrilled to let you know that it was a success! There were a… Continue reading Mission: Head to Toe Update!