The Life of a Missionary: Discouragement

“I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.” I Corinthians 3:6 We know that God is the one who causes growth; He is the one who gives the increase, but it is sometimes easy to be discouraged when we do not see apparent growth or increase. We have lived in Craiova for almost […]

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Long Distance Relationships

“Distance makes the heart grow fonder.” Over the past couple of years I have discovered just how true this quote is. Growing up I didn’t have much experience with long distance relationships; my family was always right next to me and my closest friends all lived in the same state, if not in the same […]

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Our Trip to Israel

Shalom! Last week Sam and I took a four day trip to Israel with his parents and it was an amazing experience! The days were packed and we slept very well every night because we were worn out, but it was all wonderful and worth it. We set our alarms for 3:00 am Monday morning […]

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“You are Amazing!”

“You are amazing!” I always cringe a little when people tell me this. My impulse is just to deny it or laugh it off, because I don’t think I am exceptional, and I don’t want it to feed my pride. Yet C.S. Lewis aptly defines humility as “not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of […]

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A Week in Our Life

I have had several people tell me they are curious about what our normal lives look like here in Romania. Here is an overview of a week in our lives as missionaries in Craiova, Romania! Sunday On the train to Severin When we took our trip to England a few weeks ago we left our […]

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Date Nights

Sam and I moved to Romania after we had been married slightly less than two months. Not long after that Sam suggested that we have a date night once a week. We spent most of the day together, but it was spent attending various studies and events or studying on our own at home. Since […]

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Our Trip to England

On our way to England! Last year in October, when I was in the process of obtaining my long-term visa for Romania we ran into a couple of problems. There were some papers I needed and it seemed as if one thing kept coming up after another and I was not sure if I would […]

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Living My Dream

Sometimes I cry. A lot. Almost every day. Sometimes I ask myself again and again what I am doing, because sometimes I have no idea. Sometimes I feel stuck in the middle of stress and there’s nothing I can do. At these times I have to slow down, stop, and remind myself that this is […]

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A Brief Life Update

Hello readers! We have fallen a bit behind on blogging, but hopefully we will be back in the swing of things soon. It doesn’t seem like we’ve been up to much lately, but here’s what has been going on in our life the past couple of weeks! This is a picture of us before setting […]

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