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My Journey

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As a missionary wife, there are some questions I get asked a lot.  Whether it be a family member or church, inevitably I’m asked, “Do you like living in the Philippines?” My answer is a genuine YES! But that wasn’t always the case.  As a young wife, I completely supported Chris and was excited to serve the Lord in the Philippines. Then we took our survey trip…and suddenly I found myself looking at the reality of living in a third world country. Honestly, I didn’t think I could do it!  Everything was just so foreign, so different from anything I knew. I prayed, “Lord change this country so I can live here and serve You.” A very spiritual prayer, I know. :) But then something amazing happened in my heart. God brought the testimonies of other missionary wives to my attention. One phrase jumped at me…“Different isn’t always bad, it’s just different.” God used this over and over to prepare me for life in the Philippines. During the rest of our survey trip, God helped take my focus from me to the need around me.  By the time our survey trip was over, my prayer had changed from, “God change these people…” to “God change me so I can help these people.”  Now, almost 5 years later, the Philippines has become home. It’s funny, as a missionary you go to another country to reach out and help people and yet God uses these same people to help us. I’m so thankful to see how God has grown me throughout my personal journey. Not that I’ve “arrived” or become super spiritual but I realize how weak I am and how much I need God to work in my own heart. 

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Seven Years

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We celebrated our 7th anniversary on November 28th. We can’t believe its been seven years already! It doesn’t seem possible. This has been an amazing journey and it has been wonderful to see us both grow through it. We’re not perfect but God has blessed us with a fun and happy marriage. I am so thankful to be married to my best friend, serving our Lord together.

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Nothing is Impossible with God!

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Blessed!

The paperwork for our house is in its final stages! The bank is ready to release our loan later this week, making it possible for us to move into our home this coming June! We praise the Lord for everything He has done! From providing funds to moving paperwork we have watched Him work miracles on our behalf. It humbles me to know that I have a God who knows my needs and reaches down from heaven to provide them. Again, we would like to everyone who helped us in this endeavor! Your prayers and support have meant so much to our family!

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Home Sweet Home

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IMG_2107We serve an amazing God! All the money that was needed to purchase the house has come in! We want to thank everyone who has helped make this possible! We have watched God do incredible things over the past few months and we feel so blessed! We are overwhelmed by all the love and support we’ve received from churches, friends, and family! Please pray that the paperwork would be processed quickly and that we could move in this coming June. :) Thanks again to everyone who sacrificed to help us. Your prayers and support have made an amazing impact on our ministry!

 

with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

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