Thursday, December 29, 2011

you know you are doing the right thing when everything is going wrong...

As we prepare to leave in 2 days- we are seeing some major spiritual warfare!  We are going to a place where many times it is not easy ( ie: lack of electricity, sometimes no water, gas shortages, exhaustion as we serve people, bad internet connections and many times when I want sour cream there is none at the stores)  but we are going because we are called.  It seems these last few days we are being attacked all sides- please keep us in your prayers.  When you answer God's call- that doesn't mean it will be easy- but it does mean you get to see Him working in all of the situations!  Sometimes it is easy to see Him and sometimes it is really hard to find Him in the middle of the chaos.

But He promises to never to leave or abandon us. 
"The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deut 31:8 

 So as we go into the last few days here- we are clinging to the hope in Christ and His promises!  
We leave this Friday night around 9pm and get into Malawi on Sunday afternoon- a 37 hour journey! 

 Thanks for loving and praying us! Love- all of us

Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;perseverance, character; and character, hope.  Romans 5:3-4

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tina is here for Christmas...

We are enjoying our time with Tina as she is on school break.  She has done amazing as she is studying for her MBA in Spokane.  We are so blessed to have her in our lives!  

She is loving hanging out with Lukie!  They both are cuties!

We have 7 more days until we head onto a airplane for 37 hours!  We are all nervous and excited and sad and happy!  It is a huge emotional journey!   Thank you for your prayers and support!  We have seen God carry us in ways only He can do!

Love- all of us
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Monday, December 12, 2011


In my head it is no big deal moving back to Africa. It seems easy and something I have done before.  I am not scared of the unknown because it is a familiar place that we call home also.   But when I lay it out in front of me - it is a huge deal.  When I talk with people about moving back to Africa- it is a big deal.  But for me I am finding it is more emotional than I realize.  Saying goodbye this time will be harder for me.  I feel way more connected here than ever before.  I don't know why it is that now.   This journey called saying goodbye "see you soon"  has me all over the place.  Please continue to pray for us as we are gearing up to go back to Africa.  I really think  it will be an emotional journey for all 5 of us.   Thank you so much for being apart our simple journey called life! 
 Love - amy for the family!
Luke at 2 months!
Our little Christmas tree!  Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!