Week 3 at MTI

It’s hard to believe that we have finished up our third week here at Mission Training International (MTI). If you have not followed along, you can catch up on week 1 here and week 2 here. After two weeks focused on language learning, we moved into training on preparing our family for a cross-cultural move. […]

Road Trips, Cross Cultural Training & Sweet Family Time

Ministry Update We were on the road for four weeks, visiting pastors and speaking at churches in the Northern and Pacific Northwestern states, and we’ve been in Colorado for the past two weeks. We dropped Kayla and Aubry off at the Denver airport to fly home two weeks ago, and the rest of us just […]

MTI Week 2 Recap

Wrapping up Language Learning We just completed our second week of cross-cultural training, wrapping up “language learning.” While we aren’t learning a new language, our instructors are giving us the tools and resources to learn how to speak Spanish when we arrive. One of the main points of emphasis has been taking responsibility for our […]

MTI Week 1 Update

We just finished our first week of COMPASS Training at Mission Training International (MTI)!!! Thank you to everyone who has been praying for our family’s safety on the road as we took the long way to MTI. If you have been following our social media accounts, you have seen pictures from places such as the […]

We’re on the road!

Partnership UpdateWe had an INCREDIBLE week during Global Strategy’s Find Your Stride commitment campaign and we jumped from 73% funded to 93% funded!  We were BLOWN AWAY! We’re so close to being 100% funded…it’s getting real! Huge thanks to all of you who are partnering with us in this way! Ministry UpdateWhile we are not yet in […]

Road Trips, Connections, and Civil Rights Education

Well, we are wrapping up a two-week trip through the midwestern/southeastern United States and have visited churches, pastors, missionary teammates, friends, and family members along the way. Although our backs are sore, our hearts are full! 🙂 It’s interesting…this part of our journey wasn’t initially part of the plan. We were supposed to have moved […]

Youth, Leaders, & Connectivity

When Nate started at County Line Church in 2007, the church was partnering with Dave and Kathy Simpson, missionaries to Bulgaria. In Nate’s earliest conversations with Dave and Kathy, they communicated excitement about the new Regional Coordinators, Patrick and Jamie Nachtigall, being assigned to the Europe and Middle East region. Patrick and Jamie had a […]

Keep the Faith!

Last fall, I (Nate) had the opportunity to sit down with Mitch Kruse on his television show, Restoration Road. This is one of the few times where I have been able to share several markers in my life that have changed my outlook on life. You can watch the video below to hear about my […]

Teammates Make the World Go Round

Working as a TEAM… We knew our days were numbered and now here we are…we have both left our previous jobs – Nate at County Line Church and Stacy at Lakewood Park Christian School – where we were blessed to work with great teams of people. One more reason leaving is so hard! However, the […]

Church History ~ Sending Agency ~ Walking Alongside…

Over the next few weeks we want to highlight the organizations and people we will be working with in our new roles. Up this week is our sending agency, Global Strategy.   A Little Church History… The Church of God – Anderson, Indiana is a non-denominational movement that began in the late 1800’s. Its founders started […]