Life Finding 101

Jesus said on numerous occasions that if we seek to save/cling to/love our lives, we will lose them; but if we lose/give up/hate/let go of our lives in this world, we will find them. This wasn’t just a cute saying to be quoted when talking about missionaries who have died in foreign lands, but a(…)

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Miracle Tickets!

No, don’t worry, I’m not selling tickets for miracles, but I do want to tell you about our latest mini-miracle. Many of you have been praying about our crazy airline ticket situation, and we have some great news for you! If you don’t know anything about it, read the end of this post to catch up(…)

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The Unhurried Journey to Faith

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about living in Africa, it’s that everything takes longer than you expect, and making disciples is no exception. When we first begin discipling a family who desires to follow Jesus, we take them through a series of Bible studies called “Discovering God.” It’s 20 lessons long, and we try(…)

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On our way!

There’s simply no way to describe everything that has happened in the past few weeks in our family. The biggest news is that we have gone from not knowing when we would ever get back to Togo (and being a bit discouraged about it, honestly) to reserving tickets for May 30! How did that happen?(…)

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Dealing with fears

My next statement might completely shatter your expectation of missionaries. You know, it’s the assumption that we are some sort of super-human-half-angel-über-Christians who only struggle with issues such as “Gee, how am I going to pray for 25 hours each day if I’ve only got 24 to work with?” Maybe there are some missionaries out(…)

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What we've been up to

It’s been nearly seven months since we left Togo and a lot has happened in that time. Some of you who followed our previous blog may not even be aware of the changes that have taken place, so here’s the short and sweet summary of the past seven months.

Shortly after we arrived back in the States in April we began a long, difficult process that we had been anticipating for a while. We notified all our supporters of how God had changed us over the past several years and how that inevitably led us to being different than our denomination expected us to be as missionaries. It’s a long, complicated story, but looking back on it we can see God’s hand in it every step of the way. We now see that it was merely

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