We moved to Kinshasa, DRC on December 19, 2020. It’s been a little over a week, and I have been at odds with how to describe it all. A post could be written about our travel days alone—flying to Africa with a two-year-old and three-month-old during a second wave of Covid cases was an adventure... Continue Reading →

Our Parisian “Adventure”

It was a difficult choice to make--deciding when to travel across the country to apply for Sarah’s Certified Birth Abroad and passport during a predicted second wave of COVID cases in France. But, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Elijah meticulously prepared our application and we left Paris on a Wednesday in the middle... Continue Reading →

Slowing Down

“It’s like riding a bike.” Such sentiments seem comical to me as I huff and puff over train tracks, around round-abouts and over bumpy bike lanes trying to keep up with Elijah on our way to the store. I haven’t consistently ridden a bike in almost 20 years (goodness, that makes me feel old) and... Continue Reading →

You Never Know

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 Recently, Elijah and I walked the halls of the church we grew up in after presenting to the Children’s ministry and noticed so many changes. New faces, colors on the... Continue Reading →

Our First Month of Deputation

The subtle comfort of routine isn’t something that most people claim they long for. At least, I had not until now. There are so many small comforts that have existed in my life as stealthy idols: routine, the illusion of independence, solitude. Surely, a pre-field missionary should be excited to toss these aspects of their... Continue Reading →

When God Surprises You

Normally, I hate surprises. I feel like they catch me off guard and I don’t know how to graciously react to the shock of them. I know a lot of people who thrive on them because of the joy that they can spark. But I am notorious for convincing myself of how things will turn... Continue Reading →

Candidacy: The Journey Begins

Typically, when we explain to new acquaintances or old friends that we are in the process of joining MAF, they excitedly jump to THE question. (That is, after we clarify what MAF is and “no, Elijah won’t be flying, but he’ll enable other people to do so.") THE driving question that seems to be our... Continue Reading →

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