This last weekend we got the chance to see a little more of PNG. Some friends of ours had some time sensitive work to do in Lae, but when they couldn’t make it they asked us if we would be able to go. We found ourselves with a free weekend, so we jumped at the […]
Over the past month we were given the opportunity to spend a couple weeks living in the people group that neighbors Kovol, the Pal (or Mesi, depending who you ask). We went in order to spend time with the missionaries and church there, find out what went well, what could have been done differently, as […]
I was reminded by those who cared about me that it was ok to take time to grieve, and to let that sadness out. I was reminded that the Lord knew my pain, and far from ignoring it, He was mourning with me and was waiting to shoulder my burden if I could humble myself to release it to Him. He reminded me of something we were told early on after arriving here: after all He had done to bring us here, He had not changed His mind just because I was going through a rough time. He was there when we were working so hard to get here, He is here with us now, and He will be here the next time heartache strikes us where we’re vulnerable. We never have to be alone in our sorrow.
Just like that, the last 11 months flew by in a flurry of activity and divine provision, and we once again find ourselves across the country from where we were just a couple weeks ago. We usually have pretty mundane travels, but God determined that this time, that would not be the case.
It seems like only yesterday we were writing a post to announce the birth of boy #3, and already here we are welcoming baby # 4! Lincoln Stous (aka "Baby Stous" for his first day of life) was born on Thursday, September 24, weighing in at 8Lbs 10 oz and measuring 21".
God has decided that for the moment, our family of four was not quite the size it was meant to be, and come November we will be parents of THREE children! Another little boy is due to arrive November 30 (though we’re hoping for an 11-12-13 birthday 🙂 ) The ultrasound showed a very active […]
I am so excited to share this story, because it involves a little drama, timing of events that could only be orchestrated by God, and a lovely little picture of how God provides for His children. I also love this story, because we got to be the recipients of this little miracle. It all started with a journey.
While spiritual freedom is wonderful, this post is not about that. This post is about physical freedom. From our house. After five days of being home sick with two sick children. How I felt when I left the house Wednesday Praise the Lord for His goodness: Rhett never got sick, and he was a wonderful […]
In case you haven't heard, and knowing our family and friends you probably have, we're expecting another baby! Though it took us by surprise, we are quite excited to be welcoming another member into our family come the end of April.
So, in the back of my mind, I guess I always had this thought that we wouldn't really see God intervening on our behalf until we were on the field and really being forced to rely on Him for everything. I always sort of figured that as long as we were in the States, that God wouldn't be very obvious, and that even if He was, I would miss it. Well, He has indeed shown up in an obvious way, and its so exciting!