Community is life

I posted this on Facebook yesterday, but thought it fits right into our experience and heart for Poland. The community life painted in the New Testament is the most beautiful example of humanity coming together, serving one another, sharing with one another, honoring one another (though it took some time), and most of all, sharing[…]

Who are you?

Dear聽friends in Christ, With the pending miracle of the birth of our new daughter Elena Sofia sometime around November 1st, we have been reflecting on God’s identity and the story of our lives to date. It is imparative that you and I (Travis) are aware of how God is always working to define and refine[…]

Polish Preschool hunting

It’s that time of year again….preschool hunting. I know you, like us, look for the best schools for your children. Their education is very important. So as we look between different local schools we are anxiously looking at the Polish school we talked about Emma attending last year. We were not able to sign her[…]

The bottom line

So often I (Travis) find myself jealous of other聽missionaries聽serving in places like Africa, South East Asia, the Middle East, South America, etc… these are places I call “the sexy” mission field, there’s a certain automatic聽appeal聽about these places. 聽Generally (and very generally) people (mostly Americans) associate this appeal with either Islam, third world, or poverty. All[…]

Chris and Travis

We were able to take some pictures of each other while at our last visit. I think you can totally see the friendship the two of them have with each other. It’s awesome. It helps also, that I was behind the camera saying ridiculous things to make them laugh. There is nothing more聽beautiful聽than a natural[…]

Re-entry

We’ve been ‘home’ for about 2 weeks and when friends have asked us how our trip was, we’re finding it hard to explain. Yes, we were able to express about our time with our friends but it seems less and less like a foreign place where we need to process what we’ve seen/experienced/done. It seems[…]