Evelynn is 6 months old today! Last year this time everyone was asking me the big question: Are you gonna give birth to your first child in Guatemala, a third world country? Or are you gonna postpone your moving date and have the baby in the US? Contrary to the popular assumption I chose to … Continue reading My Quarantine Buddy
Hearing a whisper I looked up to see six big brown eyes staring at me through the window. Irritation tempted me to go finish the nap I had recently been enjoying or open the door and holler, “Espera en el comedor, por favor, or I’m not coming outside to teach dance class.” I couldn’t figure … Continue reading The dream God fulfilled in the middle of a Pandemic
Well that last four months have flown by! Michael and I have settled into our new home at Hope of Life in Zacapa Guatemala unexpectedly smooth. We would like to share a little peek into our daily life with you. Settling in... If I had to give the first three weeks, after we arrived at … Continue reading Settling into a Rhythm
Tears blurred my eyes, “I can’t read my bible like this.” I thought to myself with a twinge of defeat and anger. My head throbbed and the pain in my neck seemed relentlessly, but I was not going to let them steal my sweet morning time with Jesus again. I left the house for a … Continue reading One Month of Answered Prayers
The MLT bunch Following God has been the greatest adventure of our lives. We have a holy calling that isn’t always easy but our lives are full of joy and purpose. Our more recent adventure was leading a 2 week camp known as ministry leadership training camp this July. Just last year we turned down … Continue reading “I could do this forever!”
It has been 1 year and 4 months since God put it on Michael and my heart to GO NOW onto a mission field outside of the country. I just want to take a few minutes to praise the Lord for all that he has done for us along this journey. First off, all of … Continue reading God is ALWAYS at Work!
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” - Neil Armstrong. Maybe it is strange to use the quote of an astronaut jumping out of a spacecraft onto the surface of the moon to start this update. But I find it rather fitting and maybe I can convince you of the same. … Continue reading One Small Step
When Rachel and I came back from Tanzania we knew Guatemala was where the Lord wanted us to go. 2 days after getting back from Tanzania we began planning a second trip back to HOL. Returning to HOL for a 2 week trip was the next big step in moving forward with the ministry. Written … Continue reading Back So Soon?
Friends and Family, Rachel and I are overjoyed to share with you the next HUGE step in our lives. As we hope we have communicated well, you are aware that we are seeking full-time missionary status. Well, today we announce what only few know. We are pursuing Hope of Life International located in Zacapa, Guatemala. … Continue reading Choosing Hope of Life
What happened in Tanzania? Let us tell you what we experienced in Tanzania. We will follow up later about what we learned from our experience and how God is shaping us and our ministry-focus. *For those who hate long post, scroll to the bottom for a TL;DR (Too long; Didn't Read) explanation* First off traveling … Continue reading Experiences in Tanzania