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Adoption, Family, Life / 18.11.2019

Adoption is not, and never has been, our “plan B.”   We always knew adoption would be part of our story before we got married (or even engaged).  At our wedding, a friend gave us a book with a bunch of fun lists to make for dreaming about the future. There was a page titled “List the Things You Want to Do in Life,” and on our honeymoon, we started filling it out. Number 1 on this list?  “Adopt.”  We planned to have one or two biological children before adopting. This...

Adoption, Family, Life / 05.10.2019

This is a decision that has been a long time coming and not one that has been made lightly. After feeling prompted by the Lord, we made the decision last spring that now is the time for us to start the adoption process.  Although we made the decision a while ago, we now want to share the story about how we got here! So I am going to write a series of blog posts about the journey we have been on with adoption. It is still in...

SBS, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Training / 04.10.2019

“Let’s all go to Thailand!” was my initial pitch to our SBS team of 23. I (Stephen) wrote up a proposal weighing the costs and benefits to our program and pitched it during one of our planning times back in March. We had been talking about Missions a lot but when you work with a 9 month Bible School the opportunities to go and do outreach can feel limited. God was stirring up a desire in us to not just equip our students but to go ourselves! This trip...

SBS, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Training / 30.05.2019

In April we took our School Leader and her husband on an outreach to Thailand! We spent time in three different locations. In the first two locations we were able to meet with leaders in Hua Hin and Bangkok and cultivate some new relationships while also visiting old friends. Then in the north, we worked alongside our old ministry working with the people group who are so dear to our hearts. The amazing God-story in this is that we planned the trip without knowing that the ministry was...

Family, Life, SBS, Training / 16.05.2019

We have had the privilege of hosting quite a few of you here in Montana and would love to have even more of you come visit! When we lived in the dorm we had a few visitors (we're looking at you Nick & Kristin!), but filling that tiny one-room dorm room with a queen sized air mattress doesn't really work for most visitors. Last fall we started renting a beautiful home very close to the YWAM campus and with an extra bedroom and plenty of space we have been...

SBS, Training / 23.04.2019

Teaching! We were both able to teach 2&3 John and Stephen taught his favorite book - the Gospel of John!We started renting a house (God-story!!) in September and love having it full of students both studying and hanging out!Discipling students and walking through struggles and triumphs with them as they study the Word of God. Stephen leads a staff team of seven (Angel being one) and we have loved seeing God move in their lives as they teach God’s Word alongside us.Orlando, being refreshed and inspired for missions...

SBS / 27.02.2019

We were invited to a gathering of about 80 young leaders in Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and spent almost a week in Orlando in February! Because our organization is so big and widespread throughout the world this gathering was for younger leaders to get to know each other, collaborate, and seek God for what He has for our mission moving forward. It was absolutely incredible! God refreshed us and ministered to us so much. At the end of that smaller gathering, we all joined together in a...

Thailand / 29.07.2018

Angel and I spent three weeks in Thailand this summer, and I couldn't have asked for a better trip. We first visited the town that we lived in for over two years. As we were riding through town one day Angel said over my shoulder, "I can't wait to live in Thailand again."  We reminisced and talked about what aspects of Thailand life we missed most. For me, that contemplation didn't stop there though. Almost everytime we jumped on the motorbike and drove across town or zipped through alleyways...

SBS, Training / 28.06.2018

66 Books Later, Our Students Graduated!   Our forty-nine students have made it to graduation week and we have finished our first year staffing SBS! They have now studied every book of the Bible in depth over the past 9 months. Throughout this process we have seen so much transformation and change in their lives as they have allowed the Word of God to disciple and challenge them. Over the past three months we have had the privilege to teach eight different books of the Bible. Here is a quick...

Thailand / 25.07.2017

Right after we graduated from SBS, I jumped on a plane and headed to Thailand for two weeks to sell our furniture & appliances and pack up our remaining possessions.  It was an immensely difficult task to say goodbye to our Mok and Thai friends but also a great opportunity to reflect on all that God has done in that little community. My brother Andrew was able to meet me in Thailand, and it was so much fun to show him around the village, our old home town, and...