No Longer New

The question on my mind as we prepared to host our second outreach event in the village was, “Are they going to come back?” We knew the first event would be well attended… Continue reading

The Lingering Question

We have now had two public gatherings, each in a different village. Ladys and the band continue to create songs from translated Sakalava scripture (They have recently created a story song from Genesis… Continue reading

Going Public

We woke up last Sunday with anticipation for the day. A feeling inside that can be described as a ‘stirring deep within’…God was up to something…heart related…we could all sense it. Kids, we’re… Continue reading

Rebe’s Pregnant!

Rebe and I are excited to share with you that we are expecting our 4th child in late February! We praise God for this new miracle that he has blessed us with. While… Continue reading

Flying By in the Jungle

Do you ever have those months that just fly by? That was June for our family here on the Big Island… We all pitched in and turned our school room into an artist’s… Continue reading

What do you treasure?

Foreign culture has the ability to put the missionary at their wits end…transforming personalities, and leaving missionary parents grasping for a reason to delight in their children. On the flip side, foreign culture… Continue reading

WHERE WILL YOUR FOOTSTEPS TAKE YOU TODAY?

For what do you toil after? My neighbors toil up to their knees in mud, head high in corn stalks and swamped by thick rice fields. How do they toil? With grace in… Continue reading

Insights to worldview (death and the afterlife)…

Living in the village…to put it simply…has been hard. I’m so different from my neighbors and yet in many ways so much the same. A highlight of my time here and the greatest… Continue reading

The Local Music Scene

Our family has had the opportunity to spend time with some local musicians for a few months now, learning the Sakalava language and culture and discovering their musical talent. Ladis, the lead singer,… Continue reading

Relationships & Reality

A week has passed since the funeral of Mama Gnesa. If she lived in North America she would still be alive, but death is what happens to many of those who become sick… Continue reading

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