We are encouraged by what has been accomplished this year, and are excited to see what can be done for Christ in this coming year. May we all continually serve the Lord, submit to His will, and follow Him more and more!
From our family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Recently our little Eryn got to celebrate her 10th birthday. We love her very much! She has been our tiny little girl, but she is quickly catching up to the other two kids. She has a unique, kind of odd personality which we love dearly. And she certainly loves to be around her older brother and sister. I hope you enjoy some pictures of our little sweetheart from over the years. ^_^
Eryn was about a month old
She loves her old bro and sis
On a trip to Greenland 2009
Elijah goofing off
Earlier this month Elijah became a teenager. I love my son very much and I’m blessed to see the young man he is becoming. He enjoys manual labor, willingly helps around the house, and has a sense of humor much like mine. I think I can also say that he is far more godly than I was at his age. He has a desire to be a missionary to Thailand one day. Pray that he will continue to follow God’s will for his life.
Culture shock is a phrase that gets tossed around some in missions conferences and other places, but what is it? How do we deal with it? We have lived in a few different cultures as missionaries, and we can testify that it is sometimes a shock. No two cultures are exactly alike between countries. You can even find different cultures in the same country! We get so used to thinking our way is the only way because it’s the best way that anything different can really throw us off.
In 2015 we got to be at the missions conference of Northwest Bible Baptist Church in Elgin, IL. We had a very good time and enjoyed some great teaching from other missionaries. One lesson that I sat in was on culture shock. It has been a great help to me and I wanted to share it as it may be a help to others. All credit goes to Zach Bruner, missionary in Brazil, since he was the Continue reading “Culture Shock Tips”
I was doing a few things in town earlier today and saw several adults with children. That’s not odd since school is still out over here, so you do see more kids out and about. But what bothered me was the attitude of the adults (I say adults because maybe it was a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc). They were yelling at the children, snapping at Continue reading “Anger and children”
Below is a link to our latest prayer letter. I am thinking about having a few guest authors post on this blog. Mainly my wife, Masey. She does a great job on her blog and is far more creative than I am. We will see what comes from that though. (^_^) Have a great week!
Click here to see out latest prayer letter. (opens in a new window)
Elijah and I have been keeping busy in building a pulpit for a new church plant here in Debrecen. It’s been fun for us, so I thought I would share the pictures.
I want to preface this by saying that I’m not much of a builder. I made plenty of mistakes with this, BUT I ended up with all my fingers and something that looks like a pulpit, so that’s a win for me!
I did learn a lot from this, and I hope Elijah did too. If I ever get to build another pulpit it should go faster and end up nicer next time. (Click on pics to enlarge)
Planing the wood
Elijah smoothing out the edges
It’s slowly coming together
Starting to look like a pulpit!
Silly bus selfie
Got some middle braces installed
Starting to stain
Me and my friend on the tram. He’s a little board. (^_^)
Needing to straighten a few things
Good job buddy!!