saying goodbye

  Sadly, we had to say goodbye to many, many good friends and church members over these last few weeks. At one point, we counted up all the families- it was sixteen separate families, including one who wasn’t part of our church. So our family is truly saddened these last few weeks. We really have…

First Sunday back

  What an emotional and fun Sunday morning. Very thankful for the chance to regather as a church family again. And sadly we had to say goodbye to two of our amazing families..one of which is a fellow Elder and family. So grateful for all the good, awesome, incredibly encouraging times with them all. Going…

Saying goodbye

These are two of the neighbors we said goodbye to at our old place.  It was hard saying goodbye to the neighbor on the left as they have known us since we arrived on the island and actually have seen Owen since he was born. They were like family even though we couldn’t speak much…

New Home

Our new home! We are really enjoying settling into our place! Although this is super messy and not completely unpacked, we are having fun getting it all arranged. The boys really love their new bunkbeds and Emma has made an art room under her bed!    

Zoom Bible Studies

  For the last six weeks, Linnea and another sweet lady from church have been teaching the ladies morning Bible study on zoom!! It was a bit of work to figure out how to really facilitate a group discussion. The other teacher made an excellent guide and PowerPoint which helped keep the group focused!  

Recording worship services

Since the end of March, our church has been hosting worship services online. Through the dedicated work of several people, our church family continues to be able to worship, and often will call their missional community groups after watching the service via YouTube. If you would like to watch them for yourself, you can check…

Staycation

Months ago when the year began, we planned a vacation for the week after Easter. So we kept it! We planned on checking out some of the sights and seeing some parks. As the week went on, more and more things closed down. But we were able to see Hacksaw ridge, eat some ice cream,…

Emma’s birthday

Emma turned ten! She has been a joy for this past decade. For some of you who were around for her birth when it was a miracle, we still shake our heads at the mercy and grace of God in our lives. So incredibly grateful for her life.  We weren’t able to celebrate with friends…

Easter Sunday

  Easter Sunday looked so different this year! We really enjoyed gathering with those of our MC and civilians in our church who could still meet. It was a huge blessing. And it was wonderful saying hi to as many of our church families who could gather on zoom. Our fellow elder families jumped in,…

Quarantine days

Snapshots of our time! We were able to attend a friends impromptu wedding, made home made masks, attended zoom meetings, organized last MC meetings, and have huddled on the couch watching our church services.