Category: Pre-Field Stories

You Know God is Preparing You for West Africa When…

Since we arrived in Oregon in early June, we’ve said to each other at least every other day, “Well, [this situation] is just preparing for us for Togo!” So we wanted to share some examples of that from this last week…

A Day in the Life

Now that we are settled in Oregon temporarily, we wanted to show you what an average day looks like. Spoiler alert: it’s A LOT different from our life in Alaska.

Road Trip Recap

Usually when we recap a vacation or road trip, the posts include lots of fun activities and memories. But usually, vacations and road trips don’t take place in a pandemic.

Next Steps

In case you missed our Instagram and Facebook posts over the weekend, we have officially moved to western Oregon! So… now what?

Get to Know Melissa (Part 2)

Lately on Thursday’s we have been sharing lessons for kids from the book of Romans. But this week, we blinked and ran out of time to write the next study. So instead, we’re pulling this post from our “Drafts” folder and sharing it today….

What We’ve Been Priming

I saw this tweet online the other day and laughed. A lot. And then I showed it to Allen.

FPS Training Review

We just wrapped up 9 days of Field Prep Seminar, so we want to recap that time here. We really value the training ABWE offers their missionaries and love seeing everyone at their headquarters in PA. But since travel wasn’t possible this time around,…

Quick COVID-19 Update

Hi friends! We posted a short video to our YouTube and Facebook pages yester to give an update about how COVID-19 is affecting life in Togo… and what the ramifications are for our family and ministry.

Get to Know Allen (Part 2)

Last fall, we did a couple of posts all about, well, us: one about Allen and one about me. And in light of all the heavy and uncertain things going on in this world, we wanted to revisit those fun and random posts. So…

A Lesson from Exodus

Exodus 14:14 says, “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Contextually, Moses is speaking to the Israelites after they fled Egypt and saw their former captors right on their tail. At this point in the story, the Israelites had…