A Child of God

Yesterday I attended a funeral for the mother of a good friend here in Moldova. The ground was covered in snow, the temperature was -4 and the cemetery was all uphill but the people came to pay their respects. Mrs. Ludmila had been sick for several months and on Tuesday she went to be with the Lord. She was a believer; a child of God and she would tell you when you meet her. Throughout the service many verses from the Bible were discussed, one verse was Revelation 21:4. This verse is… Read More

When One Door Closes….

When one door closes another door opens, this is a saying I have heard all my life but I have thought more about the words recently. This is the week of Thanksgiving, we should step back and look at the past year praising God for all we have to be thankful for. This year I have thanked Him in a different way, I have given Him thanks for all answered prayers whether it was an opened door or a closed door. He has been faithful. Sometimes we struggle with this concept, did… Read More

Waiting for Death to Come

As we arrived at her house we knocked and knocked but she did not come to the door. Just before we were going to leave she open the inside door on the porch. We said “Buna Zuia” a simple hello in Romanian and she responded by saying “I am waiting for death to come”. She then opened the outside door and invited us in. It was late in October and the air was turning colder. As we entered the house it was quite warm due to the small fire she had started…. Read More

Remember Your Calling

From time to time ministry stories come across my desk that stop me dead in my tracks, today was one of those times. I have been working on Day Center updates in the last few days for donors and I always enjoy reading these updates to see how the Lord is working through the people in Moldova. Specifically today, I was reading the Panasesti Day Center update when I came across this story. Now understand our family calls the Rock of Ages Church in Panasesti our Moldovan church home and we are… Read More

Yesterday, Today and Forever

It’s hard to believe that in January it will be 5 years since the day Richard and Kim dropped us off at the hotel where we left the life we knew as normal behind and stepped out into the world of unknown. We left with hearts full of excitement that quickly lead to tiredness in Germany, where we stayed 2 weeks before landing at our final destination, Moldova. I still remember so vividly the first day of the GO Conference, it was packed with many training sessions and ended that night around… Read More

A Locked Heart

Last week I joined a small team and we traveled all over Moldova to visit with various ministries for follow up. Many times, during these journeys we visit with beneficiaries from the ministries. The visits include home visits along with church visits. While on these visits you have the chance to see life first hand in the village, and I have the chance to photograph this life. This has become a recent passion of mine and as I go I am always on the lookout for photos that capture the Lord’s love… Read More

Born Once – Die Twice; Born Twice – Die Once

This summer has been filled with many amazing days of ministry and outreach. This week I have been looking back and reflecting on how God worked in the lives of many this summer in Moldova. Throughout the entire summer we as team saw hundred’s of foreigners come and go as each Love Moldova started and ended. The adventure has been full of many different types of outreach: children’s programs where they could travel back in time with their imaginations to find out who is God, building of playgrounds in villages which leads… Read More

The Midnight Cry

Most of you know that my grandmother passed away a few weeks ago. Since living in Moldova she has been the first person whom I’ve lost to death and who had a great influence on my life. The Lord has protected and comforted both Christy and I from the loss of close family and friends for nearly four years now since we have been in Moldova. I have always wondered how it would feel, and now that a few weeks have passed I still cannot really explain the feelings. My heart does… Read More

She is only 8 years old…

She is only 8 years old, almost half of her life she has lived in Moldova. From the standpoint of life & culture she has experienced more in 8 years than most will in 40 years. She has to adapt to new cultures, not just the culture of the country her family serves in, but each new family that becomes part of the team we serve on and each new friend she makes. She has many new friends despite the communication barriers.She often says she is not a Missionary Kid however, she… Read More

Transformation Before & After

After being home for several weeks from girls camp I sit and try to find the words to describe this years camp. I’ve had several people inquire about how camp was… my first response has been it was good but very draining; it has drained me physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Was it worth it absolutely, do I completely know and understand all that has come from this week, no. But I am confident that God was working and moving in the lives of the 104 girls who attended this years camp. The… Read More