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 […]
In order to become better acquainted with the people who live in the area we will be ministering, we (our family, and our partners the Stanleys and the Hansens) will soon be flying into a neighboring people group, the Mesi , to fellowship with the missionaries there and meet with the church that is planted […]
I think some part of me expected it. With four boys, an emergency room visit here and there is almost inevitable, given that one of our boys' primary means of communication is wrestling. What I didn't necessarily foresee was that every single one of our boys would have an emergency room visit within their first three years of life, for reasons totally unrelated to roughhousing.
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".
Our trip from California to Wisconsin was a mix of awe at God's provision, and also a practice in showing Christ-like love when long hours being cooped up brought on bouts of irrational negative emotions in the little guys (and also in their parents). Overall, it was a pretty great trip. We posted on Facebook as we went, taking pictures along our route, but for anyone that missed (or anyone who wants any further details, you nosy people, you), the following will take you on a fantastic voyage in... The Magic Van.
We've been encouraged a few times to start recording when God answers prayers, and for whatever reason, our multiple attempts have all fizzled out or been lost along the way. It is really regrettable though, as these stories can be so encouraging not only to us (especially when life isn't going as planned), but to others as well. That being said, this post is dedicated to bragging on God! He has been showing Himself so faithful, and though I say those words frequently, there is something in the specifics that make the truth so much more convincing. My hope is that as the days go by, this post will inspire my brain to remember those times in the past when God moved clearly in our lives, as well as remind others of their experiences with God! Let the encouragement abound!
Introducing: Wyatt Rowe Stous!! This handsome little guy entered the world on December 3 at 8:51 a.m., weighing in at 9 Lbs 1 oz, measuring 22 inches. I had gone in for a baby-doctor appointment the day before, and though this little guy wasn’t showing any signs of wanting to enter the world, being 2 […]
Well, some wonderful news once we got to Wisconsin: we’ve been approved by our Mission Board to be sent out by Open Door Bible Church! This was the last step to be completed before starting to raise support, so we’re pretty excited (and very nervous) to begin this next step in our journey to the […]
Well our stint in Oklahoma is now over, and our brains are very much appreciating a little break from linguistic analysis! While we definitely appreciate the experience and we can see how valuable it was, we must admit, we are thankful that our write-up is complete! Though we learned a good deal about the makeup […]
Well, we've shared a bit about what last semester looked like and what we're expecting the next few weeks, but one thing we're finding is that many people aren't sure what a linguist is/what our purpose is and how we fit into a missionary team.