July 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Greetings from Nairobi! We made it safely in the wee hours of the night on Friday, July 10.  Our first international crossing-the-ocean flight as a family!  We met a Kenyan family on the second leg of the trip who had been assigned seats all over the plane – including their three […]

Roses, leaks and those kinds of weeks

A few weeks ago was one of those weeks. You know the kind, where nothing seems to go quite right. A knock at the door Monday night revealed a leaking water pump into the downstairs apartment. The couch legs broke, the fridge continued leaking water, extra-long dentist appointments, busy schedules, unanswered questions, overwhelmed by details, […]

May 2015

Crossing the finish line Airline tickets are being purchased, packing has begun in earnest, and contacts are being made in Nairobi for the next phase of our journey. Excitement is mounting as we have less than a month of Orientation left! Phil will join the Orientation crew for Mountain Week, June 8-17, which is a […]

April 2015

Pre-field Orientation Begins We arrived in North Carolina at the JAARS campus late on March 1, with just one day to unpack before Orientation began. JAARS is the aviation/media branch of Wycliffe Bible Translators.  The 600 acre campus provides missionary housing and has already been a great place of connections. Phil feels like a sponge […]

Technical Orientation begins!!

It’s been a roller coaster of emotions in the last week as we prepared to move from central WI – freezing weather – to Waxhaw, NC.  Phil’s dad and his friend Jim drove the pick up truck pulling a Uhaul trailer for us.  By the end of the two day drive, our second son Benji says […]

!!Newsflash!! February 2015

We have received the official “OK” to attend the Technical Orientation this spring!! It runs March 2 – June 19 in North Carolina and is one of two big steps to complete before leaving for Kenya.  We will leave Wisconsin on Feb. 28. The other big step is to finish raising our monthly financial support. […]

Prayer Letter June/July 2014

Successful Move! On May 22 we arrived safely in Wisconsin after a four day drive from Spokane, Washington. Our new address through August is: N1322 County Road E Waupaca, WI 54981 A God thing for housing: After sharing at a church in northern Washington in April, a lady came up to Phil and said, “You […]

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