So I was looking back on my phone for some pictures and realized that I’ve hardly taken any photos for the past month or so as we’ve been getting ready for Taliabo. As random as these photos are, that’s exactly how fragmented our brains feel right now. These photos don’t include water shortages, food poisoning, […]
Parenting has been a hoot lately. My almost 4-year-old argues with me about most things. He wants to change the clock to make snack time sooner. He argues that Chewbacca probably doesn’t have to flush, so why should he? And why can’t he just eat fried tempeh or jam sandwiches for every meal? I don’t […]
So when we “signed up” to live overseas, I certainly had expectations of what I would have to give up. I agreed to eat weird foods, wear different clothes, live in less than ideal conditions at times, sweat in the tropical heat, and get sick with weird diseases. What I didn’t expect was all of […]
We are the Downings, Payton, Grace, and Finn. Payton’s originally from Central California, Grace is from Michigan, and Finn was born over in Asia. As a couple, we’re from Colorado, where we met in 2007. At that time we both already had some interest in missions work, but as we starting dating, God continued to grow that interest in us together. We married in 2009 and started training through Ethnos360 the next year. In 2015 we moved to Asia Pacific.