If [intentionally left blank] wins, we’re moving to Africa!

If [intentionally left blank] wins, we’re moving to Africa!

We noticed a celebrity trend lately that we didn’t want to miss out on. So, let it be publicly known that: “If [name of the candidate you dislike] wins the election, we are going to move to Africa!” Why should celebrities only get to say stuff like that? The...
African Writers Series: Things Fall Apart Review

African Writers Series: Things Fall Apart Review

It goes without saying that most people grow up immersed in a culture and worldview of which they never give even a second thought. This is true no matter the location. What often makes a person cognizant of their own worldview is the conflict that happens when...
The Wildgens’ Update: Coronavirus Edition

The Wildgens’ Update: Coronavirus Edition

What crazy times we are living through right now! But we are thankful that our God knows the beginning as well as the end, He is in full control and we can trust Him. Update Many people have been asking about our trip to Namibia. We wanted to give you an update and...
Back in Africa (for a week)

Back in Africa (for a week)

We’re back on the African continent—greetings from Namibia! We wanted to send a short update to you asking for prayer as we do a survey trip of Namibia. Since last fall, we have been in touch with a Bible school in Windhoek, Namibia, that is in dire need of lecturers...
An Opportunity Before Us

An Opportunity Before Us

Did you know that up to 95% of pastors and church leaders in Africa have had no theological training? The reasons for this could be any or all of the following: little opportunity, little money to afford education, or little incentive to go. Yet all of these...
2019: What Has Happened and What’s Ahead?

2019: What Has Happened and What’s Ahead?

We hope this update finds you well. There is no better time than the present to update you on what’s happening in our lives and also engage your prayer for our future. What’s Happening? In May, Eric graduated from Phoenix Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree with...

2018: Year in Review

Merry Christmas! It’s been a while since we last checked in and we wanted to update you on what’s been happening in our lives. Eric has been going to Phoenix Seminary to get his Master’s of Divinity degree (MDiv) so that he can teach and train pastors in Africa. ...

2017: Hurting but Hopeful

We wanted to write to you before the end of the year just to give you an update on what’s happening in our lives. Without a doubt, the past six months after our daughter’s death have been hard for us.  Like having the wind taken out of our sails, there have been...

Phoenix Rising: Our Next Step

In Chad, when people would talk about something that was to come, they always tacked on “Inshallah”, best translated, “God willing…”  Mostly they said this because of a certain fatalism in their worldview, but as Christians it is worth recognizing that our...

From Desert to Tundra

In the past month, we’ve been going between extremes.  From Chad to Minnesota, from the desert to the winter tundra!  We arrived in Minnesota four weeks ago and have been adjusting back to life in America.  It’s strange how much we got used...