You probably won’t be surprised to hear that some things have changed after a year living in a different country! After all, life ‘elsewhere’ is always full of so many new things: unique experiences, unexpected encounters, and exposure to a broad range of changes in the surrounding language and culture. As our family marks our […]
Have Amy or I ever mentioned that learning a foreign language and culture is hard? Our primary job these days is just that: Culture and Language Acquisition, or CLA for short. It’s a long-term project aimed at preparing us to clearly communicate the Gospel into another language and worldview… with as close to native proficiency […]
Two weeks ago, I had the privilege to travel with a work team to one of NTM Mexico’s church plant locations. Our primary job was to fix up Matt and Starr Arnolds’ house in the town of ‘BG’ – roof leaks under prior ownership had led to a major infestation of black mold, which caused […]
It occurred to Amy and I a few days back that we’ve been in Mexico for half a year. Believe it or not, we’re actually closer to the seven-month mark now than six! And crazy as it seems that so much time has passed, it’s pretty cool to look back and see how God blessed […]
Driving down the road a few weeks ago, I had the radio playing. On this particular day, a familiar song (‘Tu Nombre es Sobre Todo‘ by Gerry Márquez) began to play. I’d heard this song before, but this time something changed. Listening carefully, I found myself actually understanding nearly every word! (Granted, it helped that […]
Ever had the urge to go camping in November?
Greetings from Mexico! As planned, our family made it across the border on Wednesday August 6th… and with one week of life in Chihuahua under our belts, we’re incredibly excited to see what God has in store for the next one!
Hey, all! Amy and I had a bit of an unusual week last week… realizing that we were incredibly tired as a result of pushing ourselves too hard!
As missionaries, our focus is so often primarily centered on what God is doing there rather than here. Training, preparing, sharing, and going – these are the verbs which describe the direction of our daily workflow: toward Mexico! Yet God is always at work everywhere, and one of the most exciting updates this week (for […]
This past week has been a huge encouragement for Amy and I! Coming back into the ‘swing of things’ post-yardsale, we found we had some follow-up work to do: