June was a whirlwind! We left Senegal on June 7th and landed in Missouri the next day. We stopped there to pick up a car from a company that leases vehicles to missionaries on furlough. We then began our drive. We stopped along the way to see family, friends and supporters in different locations. Then […]nothing?
Our kids have the amazing opportunity of growing up in Senegal. It is true that there are challenges they face with the constant transitions and good byes. They are part of many worlds and cultures and yet not fully part of any. However we love celebrating with them some of the fun parts of life. […]nothing?
CHURCH With all the other aspects of our ministry and travels we have limited time here in our own community and church, but the moments we have we consider precious. Our church here has become part of our home and our family. We love the opportunity to be involved in body life here and the […]nothing?
The second main reason we travel is to participate in training seminars. Our goal, as a field, for our church planters is to limit the amount of time they are forced to come out of the village. So we try to have different personnel from our field participate in training sessions that they can then […]nothing?
A majority of our travel is visiting people out in our village works. We work on the field of West Africa which means that we have people in 5 different countries and we are working among 17 different people groups. Because our field is spread out so much and some of the groups we work […]nothing?
When we are not traveling to our village works, a normal week for us includes a trip to Dakar, the capital of Senegal. We usually go in on Tuesday, stay the night and then come back home on Wednesday. We intentionally do this over the boys long day at school, which is Tuesday, so that […]nothing?
Yep it is that time again. We are heading back to Portland in July. Our first term we felt like it took forever until our furlough came, but this time around we can’t believe that it is already here. We look forward to stepping through the wardrobe into our other world, but we aren’t as […]nothing?
Just a few more good picture Joel got for me to share with younothing?
This past month marked one of the longest trips that Joel has ever taken. What started out as 2 separate trips ended up being combined into one marathon trip. He participated in this trip along with another couple from our leadership team. During the trip they connected with 8 separate teams. I was worried about […]nothing?
30 years ago, I was an uncoordinated child who just loved to dance. My grandmother took pity on me and decided to pay for dance lessons. Little did she know those lessons would only be the beginning. 6 years later at the beginning of high school I joined the dance team. It just happened that […]nothing?