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Wow! You prayed and God answered!

Thank you so much for praying! God heard our prayers for our French tests and we did really well!  While we just missed the “Tres Bien” (Very Good) mark, we did get the highest score in the class.  Even our professor was impressed by our results.  Of course, we thank God for the ability to … Continue reading »

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Summer Update

We hope that your summer is going well and you had a great 4th of July. If you’re ever wondering if there is a 4th of July in France, there is – but they don’t celebrate it… Their “National” day is July 14. We’re doing fine and everyday we’re progressing a little bit more in … Continue reading »

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Bonjour!

Bonjour! Thanks to everyone who prayed for us last month. Our four days of exams went smoothly. We eagerly awaited the results to see if our first three months of language study had been effective or not. Finally, the results were out: We passed! The professor’s note on our report slip was “Tres bien! Continue … Continue reading »

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Language Learning in France… and other things

It’s been a little while since we last wrote, so we wanted to bring you to up to date on what’s been happening in our lives: Language School in France On January 1, we landed in France and began the overland journey to Albertville, France, which will be our home for the next year. Albertville … Continue reading »

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Prayer Opportunities

December 31, 2012 Only three days until we leave! We wanted to send a quick note to ask for your prayers as we get ready for the next chapter of our lives. On Monday we’ll fly out of Minneapolis, somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean we’ll celebrate the New Year, and Tuesday morning we’ll land in … Continue reading »

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Great Is His Faithfulness!

The Faithful One One of the Bible verses that has given us encouragement over the years is 1 Thessalonians 5:24. It says, “The One who calls you is faithful, and He will do it.” There were times when things would continually go wrong, people would fail us, plans would dissolve, and the future looked bleak. … Continue reading »

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The Eternal Prize

As I write this, we are in the thick of an electoral race where there will be elated winners and deflated losers. Through it all, we’ve seen all the good and bad of human nature when people strive for power. No matter who is declared the winner at the end of all this, as believers … Continue reading »

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Move Against the Fear

Sometimes, when we are called to obey, the fear does not subside, and we are expected to move against the fear.  One must choose to do it afraid. -Elizabeth Elliot. Move Against the Fear from AIM On-Field Media on Vimeo.

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The Nudge of God

Last weekend, we had the privilege of worshiping with the great folks at Minooka Bible Church.  Pastor Arol had a great sermon on listening to God and heeding the nudges of God.   In the middle of the sermon, Arol asked Eric to share how he was led of God to go to the mission … Continue reading »

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Central African Republic? Where????

With all the problems that exist in Central Africa, why go there? This problem has been posed to us many times. Is the reason just to get someone to change his religion? Is it to bring ‘civilization’ there, to get them to wear newer and better clothes, build better houses, grow better crops, and live … Continue reading »

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