Category: Pre-Field Stories

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…

Our Hearts for Discipleship

We have been on this pre-field journey for close to two years now. Over that time, we’ve seen God provide miraculously, guide us in new ways, and open doors we never thought possible…

Reintroductions and a New Timeline!

We’ve had some new partners and another church (shout out to Hillside Baptist in Anchorage, Alaska!!) join our team this year, so we figured it was about time for a quick re-introduction of who we are, what God is calling us to, and what…

Happy Birthday, Hudson James!

One year ago today, we welcomed you into our home after of 37 hours of back labor. I’d done all I could for you to be in the right position, little boy, but you refused to cooperate. In hindsight, that seems like a precursor…

UPDATED: Packing List

We are maybe like T-4 months-ish to departing Alaska! (Insert wide-eyed emoji here and maybe some freaking out.) With that, we are in full-on gathering, prepping, and packing mode.

Six Years Ago…

… we were standing together at the altar at Fairview Loop Baptist Church, committing our lives to each other before our friends, our family, and the Lord. What a wild ride it’s been since that snowy Friday night in 2014!

2019: Year in Review

2019 is coming to a close, so it’s time for our annual year in review post! Granted, this is only the second time we’ve done one of these posts. But hopefully it will continue long into the future!

Merry Christmas!

Earlier this month, our Pastor preached about the Joy of Christmas from Luke 2:1-20. In a world that is fast-paced with non-stop action, pausing to remember the joy surrounding the birth of this precious baby – the Incarnate Son of God – is critical.