Seeking Refuge

For me, the first place I would call home was an old single-wide trailer on Jackson Highway in my home town. I was a baby of course and do not remember much about the place but I know for a period of time this was home, my refuge. A few years passed and my family moved closer to the city of Covington in a small but perfect three-bedroom house. I have many memories about this house for a few years this was home, my refuge. This house was across the street from… Read More

Just a Fork, Spoon, & Three Small Cars

While on Love Moldova B we went to the village of Nicolaevca. Nicolaevca has a small church, that has been planted from the church in the next village. It is a small house with two rooms that are very dirty and smelled of mold. Work to reconstruct the house is underway but has a lot to be done. There is a need for the church in the village because the people are open to the Gospel and want to learn more about God. Our team spent five days in this village doing… Read More

A Life Focused on Him

As summer approaches OM Moldova begins a summer Outreach program called Love Moldova. We have four opportunities to join a team of foreigners who come from all over the world to tell the people of Moldova about God and His love for them. Our family went on Love Moldova A, we were joined by a team from America. Our purpose was to visit families: where we would give them a food parcel, talk with them and share God’s love with them. The visit that impacted me the most was when we visited… Read More

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

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

Back when…

Back when life seemed simpler there was no Facebook or social media, I guess you could say social media was the local newspaper or the party line for the house phone. In my lifetime I have seen so much change when it comes to communication and the internet.  What have we gained from this change, are we any better because of it? Do we love each more, do we have more time to spend with family and friends? The answer is no, we have not gained from it nor are we better… Read More

A Christmas Cactus

Today was Christmas and truth be know my heart has been heavy along with the days leading up to today. It is truly hard to be away from family and friends at Christmas just as it is for any other holiday and birthday. I think no matter how long you are gone away there is no place like home. It also does not matter if you are serving the Lord, or your country or what ever the reason may be it is just not the same. Today we celebrated the birth of… Read More

Train Up A Child….

Many times, while on the mission field I stop and ponder the question are my children really okay with living in Moldova. Do they understand how we were called to serve as a family? Do they get it? Well I have to brag just a little bit on Michael and Mary. Yesterday my questions were reconfirmed and it is truly a blessing that they can see the love of God in their parents and want to share this same love to others. Train up a child in the way he should go,… Read More