We arrived in the Philippines in 2005 and first served as supply buyers for Northern Luzon. About a year later we moved to Manila and began Tagalog language and culture study. As we were nearing the end of language study we began to seek the Lord as to where He would have us serve. The Lord then lead us to the Ga’dang people of Northern Luzon.
We moved into our village in August 2010. Chuck began full time Tribal Language and Culture Study in January 2011. This means spending 8-10 hrs a day either with the Ga’dang people or reviewing what we have been learning at home.
Chuck completed formal language and culture study in August 2015 and is now beginning to prepare the Chronological Bible lessons. After that is complete we will begin teaching the Ga’dang people about God and how He sent His Son to die for them. We are also trusting the Lord to begin teaching in late 2017. We look forward to this day very much.
Eli is 19 years old and is attending NTBI in Jackson, MI.
Hala is 18 yrs old and loves spending time with her baby sister, Bea.
Kyle is 16 years old. He loves to joke around and make us all laugh.
Charlotte loves to read and wants to be an author some day. She is now 14 years old.
Sophia is an energetic force in our house! She loves to take control and get what she’s after! She loves to read also. She’s 9 years old now.
Jenna is our sweet red-head! She is very sensitive but also has a stubborn streak in her! She is very smart and can read now. She will be 7 years old in April.
Beatrice is our baby girl. She is no longer a red head but we think there are red roots! She is now 4 years old.
Our kids are homeschooled by many different people in the last 10 years. We have had 5 young ladies teach our kids at home in the past along with Mom when no one else was here to teach them. We look forward to whomever the Lord brings along to help teach our kids in the future.
We thank the Lord for 21 years of marriage and our wonderful 7 children. We are blessed to be able to work together everyday as we seek to see the Ga’dang reached with the Gospel.