Having the Right Heart This Christmas Season

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Dear Friends, Another year is soon to end. As we look back at this year, we can’t help but give thanks for all the blessings we received. We had a busy year: raising support, packing and giving away all we own, moving a family overseas while pregnant, moving in a house, learning new ministry responsibilities, starting school (Amy and Haley), …

The Reason We Are Here

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Dear Friends, We are so thankful to be here. While I would have never imagined 7 years ago, that this is where we would end up (or 3 years ago, for that matter), we cannot be more thankful. It is wonderful to be back at Word of Life Hungary. Life has been busy, crazy, and hectic at times, but all …

78 Students, 1 Goal

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Dear Friends, We are so excited to be here! Thank you so much for making it possible for us to serve our God here by your faithful prayers and your sacrificial financial support. Our goal is to please Him with how we use our time and money. Both belong to Him ultimately and we never want to forget that! We …

1 Year Anniversary

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Dear Friends, Celebrate with us! One year ago today we started our ministry blog. Today we are in Hungary, serving our Mighty Lord at Word of Life. We are so thankful for this past year, for how God has built (and is still building!!!) our ministry team, for all the prayers and encouragement we received from people around us, for …

Like Riding a Bicycle

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Like riding a bicycle, (or more pertinently to my own recent experience, driving a stick-shift) there are some things that one can pick up fairly naturally right where they left off even after a long hiatus. Such is fitting back in with the rhythm of life at WOL Hungary. And though there are many familiar faces, there are also many …

Last Post from America :)

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Dear friends and family, It’s hard to believe that in 3 days we are going to be on a plane on our way to Hungary. As you may imagine, our house is a mess at this point. We have 3-4 pieces of furniture left in the whole house, everything is on the floors. We’ve been working hard to get everything …

Leaving in 1 Month!

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Dear friends, It’s hard to believe that it is already June! This past month we were able to present our ministry plans at Pleasant Hill Church. We had a very blessed time there and were able to talk to many of the church members after Sunday School. We hope to see several of them at our Summer Camps in Hungary …

Do the $10-$20 Challenge

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Dear friends, (For the $10-$20 challenge, scroll down.) We had the privilege of going to two churches in April. It’s hard to explain how neat it is to meet sisters and brothers in Christ who care deeply about missions. On April 9 we visited Martinsville Bible Church in Illinois. Everyone was so friendly and kind. We really enjoyed getting to …

Fruitful Month

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Dear friends, We had the opportunity to present at Franklin Road Baptist church this month. Chris and I shared during the Sunday School hour, Chris taught Children’s Church and at the Sunday Night Service. We loved the church, felt so welcomed and loved on. The Pastor and his wife hosted us for lunch, and we had the chance to talk …

Q & A

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Dear friends, Chris talked about the biblical basis for supporting missionaries in our last ministry post, and now I would like to do a Q & A. I will answer the questions we already received from you and I would like to ask you to add your own question(s) in the comment section of this post or you can send …

On Relationships and Money

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Summary: We’re not asking people to give money to us. We are asking people to give to God in order to make our specific work for Him in Hungary financially possible. If you choose to do so, we will be extremely honored and humbled that you have faith in us to be wise stewards of our time and resources. And …

2017 – A Need, A Hope, A Vision

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If there’s one experience that unites humanity during this time of year it’s the daily internal struggle we face when seeing our 2016 calendar still hanging on the wall. Maybe we’ll put up the 2017 calendar tomorrow… when we finally take the Christmas decorations to the attic and move the family Christmas cards from the fridge to the trash can, …

We Bought Our Tickets!

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Dear Friends, We have some exciting news! We purchased our tickets to Hungary a few days ago! We leave July 3rd and arrive July 4th. We are going to have our first July 4th celebration in Hungary after 6 years. 🙂 We are excited to meet my newest nephew (who is already 7 months old) for the first time, to …

Little by Little

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Dear friends, Last Sunday we had the opportunity to share at our “old church” in Paris, IL. We were so glad to see old friends and for them letting us talk about our plans. Chris did a presentation during Sunday School, and we enjoyed their service after as well as some good fellowship (food included, of course), with Pastor Dave …

Raising Support

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Dear friends, Our last ministry post (or our first one, depending on how you look at it 🙂 ) reached over 500 people from over 200 cities in over 30 countries. What a privilege to know so many people from all over the world! You are truly a blessing! Our Support Progress We are excited to say that we are at …

Exciting News!

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Dear friends and family, We are excited to announce that we are planning on serving with Word of Life Hungary, Lord willing, next year! Chris and I recently came to the conclusion, that for now, that is where the Lord could really use us best. We were thrilled to learn that the doors are open for us to serve there, and …