Everything Changes

Going into highschool can be pretty nerve wracking to most eighth graders going into ninth grade. Now, take a moment to imagine what it would be like to start high school by moving to a foreign country where they did not speak your native language or have the same culture as you do. It was…

Our Father

In August of last year (2016) God laid it on my wife’s heart to begin the process of adopting a little girl. I’ll be honest here and say from the onset that this is something we both agreed we would NOT do. God has blessed us with 3 healthy biological daughters and expanding our family was…

Alive and Powerful

“Alive” and “Powerful”: these are two very simple words but are packed with meaning. I’ve been smacked in the face repeatedly with these words since a camping trip that I took with 3 very close friends several years ago. It was during this trip that the 4 of us began to discuss the topic of tattoos…

Trust and Obey

Hello friends and family. It’s hard to believe that we have been in the Dominican for over a year and a half. This past year and a half I have experienced so many things. I have met many new people, learned a lot of things about the Dominican culture and people, struggled to learn the…

New Partnership with CTEN!

  Hi Everyone, I hope that you are well and had a chance to spend time with family/friends during the recent Thanksgiving holiday. Our family had a great day celebrating with a house full of guests and a table full of traditional Thanksgiving recipes. Our Dominican guests were quite intrigued with: 1) the fact that…

Cementing. Relationships.

Greetings Friends and Family, One of the things that we continue to learn here on the mission field is that defining mission work is a little like nailing jello to a wall. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, you find out that…well…that definition just won’t stick either. In other words, mission…

Do You Trust Me Enough?

I’ve recently found myself looking for answers to questions that, honestly, I have no clue how to answer. As I’ve done many times, I’ve looked to God for those answers. When I step back and look at the last 19 months I see God’s hand all over our journey. In February of 2014, God said “go”…

By “All” You Mean “Some”, Right?

“They just don’t get it”! How many times have I uttered these words in frustration about others? I have come to realize that I’m part of “they” in that statement. The other day I was in the Project Mañana Nutrition Center as lunch time was ramping up and children were beginning to trickle in. As…

Scooters, Mangu, and Following Jesus

Hi Friends, It has truly been heart-wrenching the last few weeks to see all the updates from the United States reporting what a brutal winter it has been this year. We continue to struggle here, daily, with blue skies and 70 degree weather. On a couple of mornings temps have plummeted to the high 60’s…

State of the Union

As the new year gets underway our first blog of 2015 is a little different. Connie and I normally take turns with the blog, but this month we both felt led to share so share we are. As always, thanks for reading! Wow! I cannot believe that it is 2015 already and our family has…