Thursday, September 24, 2015

“So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.”
                                                                                                                      - ‭‭Mark‬ ‭10:18‬ ‭

After two airplanes, and a van ride we arrived safe back in Romania to our house. We have not had much for our bodies to adjust as school started two days later. God is good, and we have gotten through the first week of school without any major hickups.
I would like to say thank you to everyone that helped us purchase a laptop and an ipad for both faith and I.
This summer in the states visiting family and friends and making new ones has been a great time of refreshing for our family (even for the little ones) even though we travelled quite a bit. Thank you for your prayers during this time.

Continue to keep us in your prayers as we get back into our routine with Bible studies, teaching English, preaching, and planning for the future.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Oh, give thanks to the LORD!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!

Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!

Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!

Seek the LORD and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!
-I Chronicles 16:8-11

A quick note to say thank you to all our friends and family here in the USA!! The time is going by all too fast!!

Thank you to our friends and family in Florida, South Carolina for the fun times and memorable times we had. The kids loved fishing with grandma and grandpa. 

I was able to spend some awesome quality time with my two youngest brothers fishing, surfing, and even taking some pics of my youngest sister. Thank you for the wonderful memories. Had great times with oldest sister and her family at the pool and playing nerf war with the kids. 

In South Carolina I got to see first hand how coffee was roasted by
Had a wonderful time each person and family and church that we were able spend quality time with sharing about our time in Romania. Thank you for your prayers and support. We are thankful to have each and every one of you in our lives.

Friday, July 3, 2015


Our time here has already begun to pass all to quickly. The kids enjoyed VBS in North Carolina and the beaches in Florida. Body surfing, boogey boarding, and seeing family (some meeting grandparents, uncles and aunts, and cousins for the first time) eases the pain of being gone from home.
We look forward to SC and NC but we know it will go by so fast. Looking forward to seeing everyone we can, and meeting new people.
Please continue to pray for our safe travels while here and our trip back. May God guide our steps.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Praise the Lord, Praise Him!!

A moving testimony of God's grace and healing amidst all odds. 

Let All Things Praise the LORD
Praise the LORD!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD!

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 2015

Last week at the after-school program we began talking about words we say matter. We can use our words to build someone up, or tear them down.  The kids had a lot of fun playing air hockey with a ping pong, great entertainment.  

Saturday some of us from the church got together and gave the building a little facelift. After painting and cleaning we all enjoyed some pizza from Crazy Pizza. Great Times.

Ready to paint


clean up

waiting for pizza



Sunday afternoon in the village sometimes bring surpise guests to the Bible study. During the study on the second commandment in walked two lambs. Not afraid and curious to who all was in the room. Always something new, and never a dull moment.



look at me 

Blessed [is] the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
The ungodly [are] not so, But [are] like the chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.
-Psalm 1

Thursday, May 7, 2015

A friend is roasting coffee to offset the cost of Chris, Faith and their 6 kids while they are in the States. 100% of your donation will go directly to them. Drink coffee and support missions!! 

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

After school program

Esther, a Jewish,orphan prisoner in a foreign land being raised by her older cousin- doesn't sound like much. But because she was faithful to God, her cousin,and her people; God used her to save her people from total destruction. If God can use a Jewish orphaned prisoner, he can use you if you let him. This is what the kids at the afterschool program learned yesterday.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Easter--Resurrection Sunday

“For you shall go out with joy,
 And be led out with peace; 
The mountains and the hills 
Shall break forth into singing before you, 
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
                                   -Isaiah 55:12

Our Easter here in Romania was a week later than normal as most of Romania follows the Orthodox calendar. We had a great time celebrating Resurrection Sunday with the family. 

During the Easter weekend we joined the Easter procession through Bistrita along with the other evangelical churches.

Our family

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

From a one-handed cripple

The Bible study in The village of Pintic has grown and during the winter months we have moved the study across the street to another house with a larger room to allow for more people to be able to attend. We have finished studying through the Gospel of John and will be studying through the ten commandments. Every sunday is different with different people showing up with different motives. But no mater what their motive is for coming, they are able to hear God's word.

The last couple weeks here in Romania have been extremely busy, even for a one handed cripple... Yes, i said it... I have been a lefty for just over three weeks. While at a training conference in Vajta, Hungary I dislocated my right shoulder (playing basketball of all things,and so the downhill mountain biking here in Romania has been put on hold for a few more weeks (months if Faith and her mom has any say in it)).  
So I have had to learn to do a lot of things left handed or have help. During a guys conference in Alba Iulia I had to allow someone else to cut my fried chicken and pork (snitel) (for a guy to have another guy cut his food can be little humbling..). The theme of the conference was "the new guy" Growing more like Christ, and because i had planned on using a white board, i again had to have help from one of the guys to help write on the white board as I taught. And to top it off, i was not able to race go karts, or play paint ball! But despite all this it was a great time of fellowship, friendship, and growing together. I will do it again!!--a conference that is!! I like being right handed!!

no, not at the beach.. power of technology at work!

As of yesterday I was able to remove the sling and I have started physical therapy... I will be back to biking.... I mean normal soon!! This typing one handed is terrible, and trying to type two handed at weird angles is tough!!

some pics from theVillage

bible study at the after school program 

At the after school program we have finished studying the ten commandments, and are looking at who we are.. God created man and woman in His image... what does that mean?

In the Tuesday night foundations class we have been looking at the attributes of God, and learning that All of God's attributes work together. God is a God of love, and at the same time a God of wrath. A God of patience and mercy, but at the same time a Just God. thank you God for being all you are.

Some prayer requests:
Please continue to pray for provision for now and during our trip to the States (housing and vehicle while in the states)
Pray for the village ministry
Pray for my shoulder to be healed totally
Pray for the after school program
Pray for the church to grow spiritually, as a church family, and have an impact on our city.
Pray for the vision the Lord has begun to reveal to us that it would continue to be made clear and precise as we begin to plan.
Thank you so much for your prayers.
(if you enjoy coffee, be sure to check out the coffee link on the right of this blog!!)

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Giver

Last Sunday after we finished the bible study in the village one of the men asked us to stop by his house as he had something. Thinking he wanted to offer us a cup of coffee and to chat, we told him we couldn't stay too long afterwards this time, but we agreed to stop at his house before leaving. (We have been meeting across the street at a larger house so that we have more room for more people to come.)

As we arrived at the young man's house, he gave us each; a bottle of oil, a bag of sugar, and some liver patte. I couldn't refuse it because of the joy written all over his face that he was able to share something with us this time. I knew he probably needed it more than I did, but his giving instead of taking and asking was a blessing. I could not refuse him this joy. These verses came to me as I was driving home from the village.

Luke 6:38 New King James Version (NKJV)

38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

Matthew 10:8

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.