Romania at Last

After an exceptionally smooth trip we arrived in Lugoj, Romania. The kids traveled really well and are now in bed which is where we’re heading. We’ll write more soon. Tomorrow is apartment hunting for Joshua and Laurel and fun in the sun for Jessica, Athan, and Vivian. Please pray the jet-lagged kids are kind to…

And We’re Off

The doctor gave Vivian a clean bill of health late last afternoon. So we’ll be leaving as a family from Greenville for Romania a little after Noon today. Please pray for us as traveling across nine time zones with two toddlers is an exciting new adventure for us.

Will Wednesday be the Day of Departure?

As we spend our last full day in the United States finishing up little details here and there, we wonder if this will be our actual last day or not. The suspense started last Friday, a day filled filled with two unexpected events. The first, thrilling. The second, spotted. The Thrilling Event Joshua met with…

And the Countdown Begins

And the countdown begins. Twenty-two days from now we will board a plane in Greenville, SC, fly over the Atlantic, spend the night in Germany,  and finally arrive in Timisoara, Romania on August 18. After collecting our bags, clearing customs and a 40 minute drive to Lugoj, we’ll be able to fall into bed (if…

The Who and How of Missions Support

Who? God never binds Himself to work within the limitations of our expectations. In fact, He seems to delight in working in gloriously unpredictable ways. When we began to work toward going to Romania, some advised us that missions support was drifting away from flowing exclusively through the church and that we would be wise…

Missionaries Are Not Superheroes

Traditionally, superheroes live unassuming lives hiding behind ordinary careers and eyeglasses, from which they emerge in their caped glory to do incredible acts. It’s the polar opposite for missionaries. Most people know us as dressed up superhero families. But the truth is that hiding behind our supersaint costumes, the classic suit and tie, we are…

a spiritual shot in the arm

When I lived in Korea, I was surprised to discover that people were so driven to succeed that when they were sick, they would often go to the doctors, receive a shot, and then continue on at work. I’ve always found extra sleep and plenty of water to be a better starting place for personal…