February 25th, 2018 News 2 Comments

 One year.  It doesn’t even seem possible. As hard as it is to believe, it was one year ago today that our lives were shattered as we watched our home and the home of seven others burn to the ground.  Hardly a day has passed in which we haven’t thought about all that transpired that […]

July 17th, 2017 News 5 Comments

Thank you to all who prayed for us this past week as we flew up to the village of Strelka for our fishing trip.  There we met up with one of the local men from that village and the four of us — James, myself, James’ neighbor and the man from Strelka —  headed downriver […]

July 3rd, 2017 News No Comments

Court Appeal Update As was mentioned in our last prayer letter, Monday, June 19 was the date for our appeal to the regional court of Krasnoyarsk.  Our lawyer has informed us that the decision of the Vanavara court was not reversed, therefore our only recourse for further action is to appeal it to the next […]

March 26th, 2017 News No Comments

This is just a very quick update to ask you to pray fervently for myself and Bro. Dean as we head out to try to drive back to Vanavara tonight (Sunday AM eastern time). After having our truck break down in December after our first winter road trip, I was finally able to send it […]

March 3rd, 2017 News 2 Comments

First of all we would like to say a big thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who has written, called or texted to check on us. We truly do appreciate the prayers and support that has been shown to us these past few days. With all that has been going on, […]

February 28th, 2017 News No Comments

Today was spent running back and forth to various offices in both the municipal government and the regional government to find out what kind of compensation for which we are eligible. Our former neighbors who lived across the hall from us picked us up around 9am and we spent the entire day working through everything […]

February 26th, 2017 News 11 Comments

Went back to the old apartment today and the building is a complete loss. No chance of recovering anything else. Still burning 24hrs later. We started going through our stuff that we managed to save and we are starting to get an idea of things that we need to replace in the immediate future. More […]

February 16th, 2017 News No Comments

While many of you have already received our updated contact information since moving to Vanavara, we have still been receiving mail at our old PO Box in Krasnoyarsk. Please note that as of February 1, 2017, any mail addressed to us that is sent to that PO Box will be returned to the sender. Please […]

December 1st, 2016 News No Comments

Unfortunately we were not able to leave Vanavara this morning as planned. Both Bro. Dean and I were waiting to receive a confirmation of our auto insurance renewal, and while it was promised before lunch, we didn’t receive it until almost 3pm. By that time, we had already lost the vast majority of our winter […]

November 30th, 2016 News No Comments

Just a quick update to ask for your prayers as Bro. Dean and I will be making our first winter road trip down to Krasnoyarsk on Thursday, December 1. This trip will be for the purpose of buying supplies, produce and household goods – all of which can be had for much cheaper in the […]