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November 2017 Prayer Letter

  To download a printable PDF of this prayer letter with pictures and full graphics, please click HERE Fair Weather and Stormy Skies The weather in Vanavara often mirrors what life and ministry are like — bright, clear skies and perfect weather which change suddenly into periods of intense storms and howling gales. This has been true […]

New Contact Information and Updated Family Picture!

We wanted to make available a more current family picture since the last one that we made available to our supporters was from before our furlough in 2014-2015.  You may view and download our new family picture from these links (portrait | landscape) or by simply visiting the Info Packet page on our website We […]

June 2017 Prayer Letter

  To download a printable PDF of this prayer letter with pictures and full graphics, please click HERE Where is Your God?!?! Two weeks ago, these were the exact words that I heard screamed in anguish as a drunk man ran through his house smashing pictures and anything else he could get his hands on before he […]

A Personal Testimony from the Fire

Pastors and Praying Friends, I apologize for the lack of communication since our last fire update on March 3, 2017 and the quick winter road prayer request on March 26, 2017.  We now have our internet connection set back up and it will now be easier to keep everybody informed. Many have asked how we are […]

Urgent Update!

Pastors and Supporting Church Families, Today around noon our time (midnight EST), February 25, 2017, here in Vanavara, fire broke out in our apartment building and it burned to the ground. We are all fine as are the other six families who lived in the building.  We were able to get a few things out, […]

February 2017 Prayer Letter

To download a printable PDF of this prayer letter with pictures and full graphics, please click HERE Winter Happenings Learning to live in a new location is unique enough, but your first full winter in the Siberian north is always one to remember! With temperatures ranging from a high of +5* Celsius (40* F) to a low […]

November 2016 Prayer Letter

To download a printable PDF of this prayer letter with pictures and full graphics, please click HERE The Worst Year Ever!   This is all that we heard from the locals throughout the course of these past few months. Pick a season, a weather trend, or anything else, and it has been the worst one that anyone […]

June 2016 Prayer Letter

To download a printable PDF of this prayer letter with pictures and full graphics, please click HERE Learning to Live in the North   As I sit down to write this update, I can’t help but be amazed at how fast time has flown by since we first arrived in Vanavara in the middle of March. From […]

Vanavara Preparations Continue – February 2016 Prayer Update

To download a printable PDF of this prayer letter with pictures and full graphics, please click HERE Vanavara Preparations Continued   Wow! Where do I begin? Everything has been in high gear since our last update as we have fervently been preparing for our move. I have been up to Vanavara and back twice, working on our […]

Winter Road Report #1 – December 2015 Prayer Letter

To download a printable PDF of this prayer letter with pictures and full graphics, please click HERE Winter Road Trip #1   Let me start off by saying a big thank you to all who prayed specifically for our travels on the winter road up to Vanavara and back. The Lord protected on the roads and we […]