Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Today we’re sharing our five favorite moments from the week. Click on to read more!

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Our Sending Agency

Our family was appointed by ABWE (the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) to serve in Togo, West Africa. For over 90 years, ABWE missionaries have served in more than 75 countries around the world, engaging in church planting, discipleship, and compassionate care. Read More

Tuesday Talk

Happy Tuesday! Our weekend flew by in a flash: College & Career Friday night (all guys, so they had a campfire and I watched Netflix inside where it was cozy), Allen and the guys went biking all day Saturday and I had the best time with my girls, then Sunday was full of church, naps, planting flowers, and just life.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

To our mamas: Patti in Oregon and Brenda in the Lord’s presence – we love you and are so thankful for the faith, courage, and wisdom you’ve instilled in us.

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!


On the ministry front, we are officially at 14% and have scheduled presentations with 6 churches in May and June! Specific dates are listed on our Facebook page. Lord willing, we will be at 40% by the end of the month, when our church votes on May 20th regarding their level of support as our sending church. Read More


Togo has three “national” languages: French (spoken throughout the country), Ewe (spoken in the south), and Kabiye (spoken in the north). Kara, Togo is located in the northern part of the country, so we will learn Kabiye.

The whole Bible has been translated into Kabiye, but when I was doing research the other day, I also found THIS RESOURCE: Creation to Christ videos and lessons in Kabiye! While I had no idea what they were saying at any given time, it was so cool to hear the Gospel in the language that we will share the Gospel in ourselves! Read More

Tuesday Talk!

Allen and I went on a breakfast date this last weekend and spent a big chunk of time talking about this period of transition in our lives, particularly what excites us, what worries us, and what we need to navigate this season. It was so refreshing to have uninterrupted and intentional time to process through some things together.

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Busy Doesn’t Equal Meaningful

A busy life does not equal a meaningful life.

I’m not sure where I heard this quote, but I wrote it on a sticky note a couple months ago and it has been hanging on my desk at work ever since. I look at it from time to time, but never really think about it. It’s become white noise, you know? Read More

Friday Favorites

Happy happy Friday!

I went to the eye doctor this week for my annual check-up. She said everything is holding steady – my vision hasn’t changed much in the last 3 years or so. I picked out new frames though and am so excited to get them next week. While examining my eyes, the doctor said, “Oh, I see your allergies are kicking in.” WHAT?! Who knew you could tell someone had allergies through an eye exam?! I felt fine, so I didn’t really believe her. But after I got home, Allen wanted to adventure outside… Read More

Vision Casting: Part 4

For the last couple of weeks, we have been casting our vision before you with the hopes of helping you understand what we’re doing and why. Our work in Togo will be three-fold:

If you missed a couple posts, click the above links to catch up!

Today we’re going to talk about how those three areas of focus will work together to inform our work in northern Togo. Read More