Confused by Portland/Poland?

We’re not confused, we know Portland is not Poland… The road to Poland for us has been marked with false starts, heartache, and frustration.  So here’s why we’re still in this, why we will make it there.  God called us.  Maybe he’s calling you to help us with the following: Monthly budget Living expenses: $3,455/month[…]

Our growing and going family…

In about one month we’ll have a new little daughter, Elena Sofia Mielonen is due on November 1st!  We’re excited to explore a new personality to enjoy and love on. Emma is becoming more and more excited and we’re enjoying all of her thoughts on how she’ll “help” her sister. As God has worked in[…]

Summer update!

We have not been very good at updating this blog, there are not really any reasons or excuses just focusing on family life! Please remember November 1st, 2012!  Why? Because that is the day two things are “due” firstly and foremost our new baby daughter is due! Secondly we are believing for that to be the[…]

A not so anonymous thanks!

Since January we have had an anonymous donor giving on a regular basis, and we want to express our huge appreciation and gratitude for this! Whoever you are we want you to know it has not gone unnoticed and we are incredibly blessed by your generosity and obedience to God’s kingdom. Thanks again and as we continue[…]

It’s time! We’re moving away

Friends! Pass this along…. We’re auctioning off (almost) everything! Save the dates! We will be auctioning nearly everything in our home on Sat/Sun July 17/18 and 24/25! All proceeds will go towards our deployment costs. Our goal is to raise three months worth of our living and ministry budgets – $17,000, our emergency reserves. All winnings/gifts are tax deductible.[…]

National Tragedy

Today the citizens of Poland experienced a national tragedy of significant size.  You can read an excellent article about the plane carrying the Polish president, which crashed and killed all aboard. The toll cut a swath through Poland’s elite. The 97 dead included the army chief of staff, the head of the National Security Office, the national bank president, the[…]

The next trip!

We have been fairly low key about some plans which have been brewing for a little while… a trip to Poland in January! It will be from January 11th to the 28th, God has provided essentially all of the funds already, so no fund-raising!  We are excited and at the same time in a lot[…]