We’ve Arrived in ‘The Big Mango’!!

We’ve Arrived in ‘The Big Mango’!!

Well, we’ve done some crazy things… but moving our family internationally takes the cake. We flew out Sunday – whatever that means in our fog of long flights, too many good movies on the seat back tvs, and jet lag (which can be contagious, by the way… according to the five year old medical professional we know) I’d like to just fill this newsletter with pictures. For several reasons. We were swarmed with people who love us and support us…

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Jesus is always with us

Jesus is always with us

Wow. Can you believe that it was just 322 days ago that I stood up here for the first time to tell you what Maggy and I were up to!? 46 short weeks ago! We did not expect God to move this fast. Our family is flying out for Thailand in two weeks on March 26. We will be in Bangkok for 9 months to learn the Thai language. Then we will head to Sangkhlaburi to teach English. It is…

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Departure!

Departure!

We bought our tickets! Wheels up March 26!! As the clock ticks away our last days in the mitten, we are thinking about all the plans we had for our lives and how our steps were guided…. in quite the opposite direction!   Exhibit A –   Two years ago we were in the process of buying an old building in town that had once been the meat market for our family’s farm. We dreamed of having a coffee shop…

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We’re Homeless!!

We’re Homeless!!

Happy New Year to you all! We’re hoping you’ve had some wonderful time with your family and friends this holiday season. Our Christmas was quite eventful – we were preparing for a month long road trip to Colorado, moving permanently out of our home, packing to move overseas, preparing our farm for our beginning farmer renters… oh, and trying to get some sugar cookies baked! For the couple months leading up to Christmas, our house was becoming more and more…

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Vision Trip!

Vision Trip!

After a rough week of 6pm bedtimes (for US!) and 2am cinnamon oatmeal breaks for Fern, we are back to our usual routine! We had an amazing, two and a half week, whirlwind trip around Thailand. We were able to meet several TMS Global workers, see some old friends, and make many new friends. Our discount flight on China Eastern Airways landed us safely in the middle of a steamy Bangkok night, followed by an Uber ride to the bus…

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It’s Not Us!

It’s Not Us!

We are struck by how well we are cared for by the Lord. Even when things are hard on this journey, the Lord has brought people into our lives who believe in us, sometimes these people barely know us, but they believe in us. We are CERTAIN that it’s not because of us, or anything we’ve done, but because of Jesus living through us. Please hear me say – zero credit here!! Jesus’s way is crazy (and we have that…

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Blessed to be a Blessing

Blessed to be a Blessing

Wow, it seems like so much has happened since the last time that I had the opportunity to speak to everyone. I’ll start out with what’s happened since the last time I was up here, follow up with our next steps, and give you some snippets of what God has been revealing to us. So when I was last up here, we were preparing to head to India. What a marvelous trip that ended up being. The journey started out…

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Off to India

Off to India

And off we go! We fly Monday afternoon out of Chicago to INDIA! While at MSU, I (Maggy) had the pleasure of living with quite the Indian gal…that I met online! In what can only be explained by being God’s plan, we hit it off and became lifelong friends. She was also my cultural guide as I lived in international housing. Now, as each raise a girl on separate continents, we sneak visits in whenever the stars align! And the…

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How we got here

How we got here

As many of you know, Maggy, Fern, and I are going to be cross cultural workers. We have committed to at least five years of service with TMS Global. We have already accomplished two separate one week trainings in Atlanta, Georgia. Next up, is a month long training in India. Sometime in the winter, we will head to Colorado Springs for another month long course. We believe that we will be headed to SE Asia, probably Thailand. We feel called…

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Andrew & Maggy are doing what!?

Andrew & Maggy are doing what!?

So…. We’re moving! Sometime after the New Year, inshallah (which is Arabic for God willing!), our family will be the newest residents in a Southeast Asian community! We have decided to partner with TMS Global, based out of Georgia. We aren’t sure where we are headed yet, but for now, we’ll catch you up to speed. Andrew and I began dating as I was beginning to pack my bags to spend a semester on the Thai/Burma border. He was cool…

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