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

The Springing Fountain

In Moldova there are over 1600 villages and in each of the villages there are wells for water. A conservative calculation would be 250 wells per village for around 400,000 total within an area that is 1/3 the size of my home state of Georgia in the United States. With that being said that is a lot of wells and water. Many times in my travels from village to village for ministry I pass some beautiful wells along the way but beautiful or not, full or empty I often think about a… 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

What Are YOU Thankful For?

Wow, summer has ended, and the air is turning cold from autumn to winter, I cannot believe that another  year has passed here in Moldova. We are so excited and encouraged by the work the Lord is doing in people’s lives here in Moldova. Stepping back and looking at the second half of the year we realize how busy we have been but at the same time we see all that we are thankful for. This period has been a time of growing for our family in many ways. As a family… Read More

Plan or no plan God determines our steps

God has a reason for allowing things to happen. Trusting in His plan when your personality is a detailer is sometimes a difficult task, and it seems satan knows exactly when to strike so that the sword stabs harder every time. This past weekend OM held a conference for girls with a high risk to be trafficked, after helping with a camp for these girls this past summer I was very excited to be a part of this conference. However, I don’t take it lightly when lives hang in the balance and… Read More

VBS Recycled!

On Thursday November 2nd, Mom, Mary, and I went to the village of Lozova to help with a Vacation Bible School program. The om Moldova team has a family that lives and serves in Lozova, their names are Spiridon and Stefanie Cozaru. Stefanie planned a space themed program for the kids of Lozova much like an American VBS . The day we went she planned for the kids to experience traveling around the world. There were six countries represented there, as well as an airport that was used to travel to these… Read More

Where is God?

The Walnut leaves are turning a beautiful shade of yellow and beginning to fall gently to the ground. Michael and Mary were gathering a harvest of walnuts to share with their visiting friends. Off on the horizon are the relics of Orhei Vechi Monastery, a view from times gone by. The monastery and church are eerily silent. No voices to be heard except for a few visitors and their walnut harvest rattling in their pockets. Where is everyone? Who is here to worship God? Has everyone left? Is God gone? Where is… 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

A Conspicuous Love

Last week I had the chance to visit a mental hospital for boys to deliver a therapy bed here in Moldova. The visit was unexpected and spur of the moment but exactly what I needed, the timing could not have been more prefect. Before I get started a verse comes mind. “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 This day trip reminded me of how our time here on this earth is short, we do not know the day… Read More