Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Our family is embarking on the next phase of our life as missionaries to Johannesburg, South Africa!  Kody and I are so thrilled and humbled that God would want to use us; we feel so inadequate.

That is why we are designating the theme for this first term of service as F.R.O.G. - Fully Rely On God.

"I am the vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."  John 15:5

I know that God will teach us more in the years ahead than we could ever imagine.  If we abide in Him, He will prune us until we bear fruit that resembles Christ-like qualities and that bring glory to Himself.

While I laugh about Field Personnel Orientation (FPO), being missionary boot camp, we wouldn't dare go out to the nations without the tools learned over the past eight weeks.  As FPO comes to a close next week, we will greatly miss our new friends and only hope that God will bring to mind what we need from the abundance of materials gained at just the right moment.

Thank you for your support for our family as we set out on this next phase of the journey.  We will count all the uncertainty, anxiety, trials and tribulations that face us in the days ahead as pure joy as we see the peoples of South Africa turn from their sinful ways and experience Christ's love and forgiveness.