4 Weeks to Go and 4 Ways to Partner

So here we are… exactly 4 weeks before we are leaving on a jet plane to Romania! “What’s left to do?” you may wonder. “How are you doing?” many have asked. Several of you have offered to help. And most of you simply want an update on where we are emotionally, spiritually, logistically and financially. So that’s what today’s post is about! Just so you don’t miss it… check out our Prayer Calendar!

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A video recap! 


We are so grateful we had the opportunity  to visit so many friends and family over the last month! Watch the video above to catch a glimpse of our travels. I wish we would have remembered to get a picture with everyone! Thank you to all of you showed us love along the way! We are driving back to KC now and will pretty much be there for the next 2 months before we move to Romania!!

Speaking of Romania… our boxes arrived to our new house! Thanks to Nicki and the team over there for getting them to our place! Things are getting real!

On The Road

Here we are driving down the road, Veggie Tales playing in the background and I have a few moments to think about all the people that have loved us and supported us over the years. Our histories span between south Texas to Arkansas, from Kansas around the world and back to Kansas again. Our story began in Missouri and has continued these past several years in Kansas. We’ve got friends and family scattered from east to west and everywhere in between. Pretty much every continent (except Antarctica) is home to a family member or a friend. And here we are visiting several of you on our route from Kansas to south Texas. Some places we’ve stopped for a week and others just a few hours, but we are finding contentment knowing we are with family and friends. Continue reading “On The Road”

Take Up Your Cross

Last week I wrote about two men, John Leonard Dober and David Nitschman, who literally sold themselves into the service of our King. These men gave up everything, never really expecting to see their friends or family again, to share the truth of Christ among a foreign people in a foreign land. The Lord has used the example of these men, and Matt Pappa’s song “The Reward of His Suffering” to spur us on to what he is calling us to in life. You can read this blog post here. Consider this the second part of “Our Conviction” series. Continue reading “Take Up Your Cross”

The Reward of His Suffering

This post has been stewing for awhile… a long while! The video below has been quite an inspiration to us and we still get teary-eyed when we listen to it! We first watched this several years ago, and then recently Brett reminded me of it and mentioned he had some thoughts stirring in his head. So of course I asked him to write them all out for a blog post! Thanks sweetheart for taking the time to put your thoughts together in order to share with everyone!

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