Leaving for Furlough!
December 10th, 2014 News 6 Comments

Things are winding down and the packing is almost done as we are getting ready to leave for furlough, and everyone is excited. We are looking forward to celebrating Christmas and the kids’ birthdays with family, as well as renewing acquaintances with many of you who so faithfully support our ministry.

Our flight is scheduled to leave Krasnoyarsk at 6:45am Thursday morning, December 11 (which will be 6:45pm Wednesday night for those of you in Eastern Standard Time) and we should arrive into Chicago O’Hare at 6:15pm Thursday Evening, December 11 (Central Standard Time) where we will pick up our vehicle and begin the drive down to North Carolina. We plan to arrive in North Carolina on Saturday where we will spend Christmas with family before heading out on the road after the New Year.

We would appreciate your prayers for safety, for no issues with our luggage and for the kids to travel well (which they usually do). Thank you again for all of your prayers for us and we look forward to seeing many of you again once we are back Stateside!


  1. Terri says:
    Posted on December 10, 2014

    Praying for safe travels!

    • matt says:
      Posted on January 27, 2015

      Thank you, Terri. We had the best flights that we have ever had.

  2. John and Janet Troyer says:
    Posted on December 11, 2014

    We are so blessed to read what God is doing in and through you. And so glad you will get yo be home for Christmas!! Blessings to you and God continue to use you and bless your furlough.(we are the couple you met at white stone on your ann. A few years ago) love to you 4:):)

    • matt says:
      Posted on January 27, 2015

      Thank you so much! We had a great time with family this Christmas. Our schedule is too busy to make it to Whitestone this time, but we plan to make it happen next time. May God bless you all.

  3. Janet Seagrist says:
    Posted on December 30, 2014

    It was a blessing meeting you and your precious family at Westgate Baptist church last Sunday, December 28. I look forward to reading your prayer letters.

    • matt says:
      Posted on January 27, 2015

      Thank you, Janet. We enjoyed our short time there at Westgate. God bless!

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