Recently we were in Seattle for about two weeks, catching up with friends and family. One of the things we did was meet with Jeff Roper the Foursquare Missions area missionary for Europe, pretty much he’ll be our “boss” once we leave next fall for Poland to live there! We took the oppurtunity on our[…]
The radio silience of this blog has certainly been an indicator of our real life, but finally we have taken the time to make a newsletter. Check it out. Hopefully some more action will take place around here.
I finally took the time today to check out some videos that our missions organization (Foursquare Missions International) has posted on Facebook and my heart and soul were filled with joy at the great things God is doing through our church “family”. There are a lot of amazing organizations out there, and we plan on[…]
Another quick update, we are in the process of finalizing with Foursquare what our ministry in Poland will look like. We are excited and looking forward to the months ahead. We have a lot of faith steps to take, however we are so thankful for our church family, our friends, and all of the support[…]
Just a quick update from the training – check out some pictures on the Foursquare Missions‘ blog of our training time here in Los Angeles. It has been an incredible time here, amazing people, and we feel so blessed to be a part of such a great work, and a great family of people whose[…]
In April we will be going to Los Angeles to Foursquare Headquarters for a missionary training intensive. It is 10 straight days of all-day instruction, much like a college intensive. We have a number of reading materials to get through, such as: Ministering Cross-Culturally by Sherwood Lingenfelter and Marvin Mayers. Please take tests on pages 29[…]
This past week has been a lot of prepping for paper-cuts. Next week we will be printing and stuffing over a hundred envelopes full of the plans for our future. This is a very important first step into our official fund-raising phase, getting the word out. Our goal is to have at least 100 monthly[…]
It has been a few months since we returned from our last mission in Poland in October, 2008. It was a learning experience that we will never forget. From the exhausting flights and layovers to sickness and injury then to miraculous healing and building of new relationships we gained a new desire for the Nation[…]
This new year marks the beginning of a very important phase in our ministry. Beginning this month we begin our long-term mission campaign! Our church council and missions team have cleared the way to send us as long term missionaries to Kraków, Poland. From this point forward we’ll be seeking at least 100 donors to[…]
So I’m finally able to relax a bit, nothing is planned for tonight and I’ve done enough thinking and processing about our trip that I can finally put most of it into words. In general I feel good about it, we spent significant time with people, creating new relationships, building up our existing ones, and ministering[…]
So, God is truly a LAST minute God, I know he always has been, and that wont’ be changing it looks like. We’ve gone from, not sure if Corey and Jenise will be coming to their coming FOR SURE. In the past two hours over $950 has been secured! PRAISE JESUS! From three different donors,[…]
Tomorrow night we will receive prayer from our church as they send us off to Kraków. We are $658 short of buying our last two tickets, and tomorrow night we make the decision as to how we navigate this, as I see it we have the following options. Pay for the tickets, covering the shortage[…]
MSNBC’s World Blog has an interesting entry up about the Polish people who live in the city that will host the US missile shield. There’s a good section about the history of Poland, gives a general picture of what the “mood” of the nation is.
CNN is running a week long series on Poland from Oct 6th to the 12th, while we are there!, should be interesting.
Here’s the team (minus Aris from Frankfurt, Germany) who will be going to Poland in October.
Emma was dedicated last night, see pictures and read more about it on Travis’ blog.
Some very interesting news out of Poland, this has been years in the making, but the quickness in light of the Georgia fiasco is interesting. Check it out: U.S. and Poland Set Missile Deal – NYTimes.com. This could make for a fairly interesting future for Alexis and I, I can’t help but to think about[…]
Hi Everyone, Due to the small number of people able to attend our fund raiser this Friday, we have decided to refocus our resources into (hopefully) a more productive campaign. The event we had planned for this Friday is canceled. Stay tuned for the next couple of days while we re-work a new fund[…]
We are not the self-promoting kind of people, in fact, it is so hard for us to ask for donations, ask people to hear our hearts, yet all at once we know people won’t see it until they hear it. So we humble ourselves and keep a constant focus on fund raising. It is very[…]
Welcome to REACH Polska, this new blog/website is the home of all things related to our family and Poland missions. I’m sure there will be some tweaks, so explore, take a look, leave comments, and stay tuned for much more content. For your information we now officially have 5 people joining us on our October[…]