Our first grandchild has arrived! Our oldest daughter, Esther, and her husband, Tim, shared this about the birth of their first child: “We welcomed Daniel Alden Lawrence into the world on May 27, 2020 at 5:45pm. He was 6 days overdue, but teeny tiny at 5lbs 9oz. It was an unplanned C-section due to some […]
Do we dare hope? First of all, if you want to WATCH this update rather than read it, we have a video version of it posted in our Facebook Ministry Group here. Feel free to watch and comment. Or you could open it up and just listen as you cook dinner or…I would say on your daily […]
Momentum is Building These past few weeks, the word “momentum” has been on our minds. Depending on your point of view, the events taking place and gaining momentum in our world could be seen as good or just plain bad (a certain virus out there…). As we think about it, we realize some things don’t […]
Transitioning to life with a baby and full time ministry partnership development.
We have been back in Papua New Guinea for about a week now and started back into translation work the day after arriving. David and his translation helper, Raymond, have been working nonstop going over notes concerning possible draft revisions to better match the source language (SL) text. We always like to discuss these with […]
After 2 1/2 years of missionary training, linguistics, discipleship and community living, we have made the transition from missionary candidates to missionaries en route to full-time ministry. This means raising prayer and financial support and building a team around us to embark on this journey together. What an exciting time this will be before we […]
Thanks for praying, we’d like to announce (If you haven’t heard yet) that Simeon Ezra Trott has arrived! God’s timing was incredible! We left to go to the hospital for the birth minutes after Erika, Rachel’s mom, arrived from Papua New Guinea. It is all even more special, because Simeon was born on Andrew’s birthday, […]
We are excited to have Heather with us from Texas and Cody, Beka and little Abi from Aviation training in Arizona helping us to celebrate Christmas. Jason and his family were not able to come from California but at least we got to have a nice long visit with them this summer while we were […]
A few of the lessons my parents have taught me over the years.