Pregnant in the D.R.

  Only a Few Days Now and We’ll be a Family of Six What a pregnancy this has been. I’m writing this from the perspective of a husband and father as my wife isn’t quite up to sitting down at a computer to type out her feelings. What a crazy nine months. Our pregnancy with our fifth child (we lost one during a pregnancy in 2007) has been quite the experience, as our new...
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The Hard and Good Parts of Change

As we had our family time in The Word and said prayers tonight, we read about how God supplied manna to the people of Israel and then also how He produced flowing water out of a dry rock after Moses faithfully was obedient to follow His instructions.  God showed how He loved the people of Israel and took care of them, even when they were (at times) so doubtful in what He was doing with them in...
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We Are Family! Meeting the Mak Peeps.

When you serve in a foreign nation and everything is new (including the language), it’s not uncommon for others of similar backgrounds to come together. Think of the various communities or “little” villages that emerge in cities across the nation – Little Italy, China Town, etc. Over the past several months, prior to us joining Makarios, we began to establish some...
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Happy Gotcha Day to Addie

As we shared in our story, one of the initial aspects of our call to the mission field  (but we didn’t know it until much later) was through the adoption of our children from Haiti. Adopted children have a special holiday called “Gotcha Day” that pays tribute to the date that they met their forever families for the first time.  January 2, 2007 was the day that Addie became a...
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