Friends, I’m excited to announce that after a year of hoping and praying, the Groshes and I will be going to the Kaluli village NEXT WEEK!!! We’ll live in the village from June 28th to July 12th. Pray that our time at the village is fruitful (and that I don’t get very many leaches! Haha! … Continue reading Kaluli Land, Redhead News, and a Hidden Message
The Groshes and I have had a restful and adventurous week at a homey, scenery-surrounded lodge in Cairns, Australia. The stay has been great for getting over jet leg. Besides resting, we’ve gone somewhere almost everyday this week. Tuesday 11/17/15 – We flew to Los Angeles, California and met one of Aunt Sylvia’s high school … Continue reading G’day, Mate
Update on Deborah! We got word that Deborah and my aunt and uncle made it safely to Australia last night! (11/19, 7:12a, Anna) Hello All! This is Anna, Deborah’s older (but not old!) sister. Those of you who know Deborah know that she loves people. She has always been the social butterfly of our family, … Continue reading Finally!
The eve of November first: Halloween. What are my family and I doing? Setting up trees, one for every window, just like always. I woke this morning to find a fully lit Christmas tree in my room, ready for ornaments to be put on the branches. The helper culprits were Anna and Faith. It’s sweet … Continue reading Season of Surprise
A big surprise arrived last week: my visa! I wasn’t expecting to receive the visa for another half a month. There is a neat website I came across called stepbible that has an option for reading the English Bible and the Tok Pisin Bible side by side. Here’s a picture of what the two translations … Continue reading Visa and Airline Tickets
Plans are moving right along. The majority of the paperwork is completed. All that’s left in regard to paperwork is the reception of a visa. Sunday morning, August 23rd, my home church did an annual reflections service. The reflections service is one of my favorite church days of the year because members of the congregation … Continue reading YembiYembi at Costco
Many have asked me recently what it is like having my sister, Deborah, prepare to go halfway across the world to Papua New Guinea for a year to do missions work with Wycliffe. My answer has probably never once been the same, and that is definitely a reflection of my own ever-changing feelings on the … Continue reading Sending a Family Member Overseas
This is a picture of my family. My great grandparents were missionaries in Ecuador. My grandpa and grandma (first row, center) were missionaries in Peru. Two of my great-aunts were missionaries to Nigeria and to India, and three of my mother’s siblings have served or are serving as missionaries in Colombia, Peru, Nigeria, and Papua … Continue reading My Heritage and Calling