When I (Ely) was overseas during the summer Independence Day was difficult because I am so used to it being a big event and its not a holiday celebrated on July 4th in other places. Christmas is a similar situation for James. His family goes all out making it a special time; they sent us […]
I lived eight months at the training center and it never quite felt like home. For the first few months in Wisconsin, I felt even more out of place. Now, God has provided a little townhouse for Ely and I to live in for the first few months of marriage before we move to our […]
When Ely and I were dating long distance, one way we decided to make Christmas special was to open advent calendars each day over the phone. I found a cheap chocolate one, and she came up empty at a couple of stores. I promised that I’d get her an advent calendar some other time, and […]
Hi! My name is James. Let me tell you a bit about myself and how God has led me here.
A bit about my history: I’m from Kansas, where I attended Cumberland Bible Church most of my life. When I went to Cornerstone Bible Institute, I began to feel drawn to missions. God prepared me to be ready to accept an invitation to Brazil. So, when missionaries that my church supports did just that, I went to Brazil as a short ...