We trust you will be blessed to bless others in seeing some of the insights that have so deeply impacted our lives through our training this summer at the Center for Intercultural Training! Read More
We have completed the four-week equipping course on intercultural life and ministry at the Center for Intercultural Training in Union Mills, NC. Now we begin a two-week Second Language Acquisition course. This entire experience is a gift to our family that we will share with others in Peru and all of you joining with us. We will highlight takeaways from this training through a series of posts, beginning with this one. A very special highlight includes the CIT community of couples, families, and individuals, who have shared life this summer in preparing to go into the remotest parts of the world. Just as we have been sent here by our special family of partners, know that we have been equipped alongside a special family of missionaries. The pictures below capture many of their faces. May the world know the stories God is writing through those of you sending and those of us going!
We moved out of our house on July 5 and traveled to Union Mills, NC, where our whole family is being trained at the Center for Intercultural Training!
The next day, we celebrated Rachel’s birthday and began a four-week course called “Equipping for Intercultural Life and Ministry.” This will be followed by a two-week course called “Second Language Acquisition.” Both courses prepare us for our next move to receive Spanish language training in Arequipa, Peru before we begin serving with Kids Alive in Pucallpa, Peru…
A few weeks ago, Caleb and Jacob both expressed a desire to be baptized. On June 25, after discussing this with each of them and giving them some time to think about it, they decided to be baptized as followers of Jesus! We rejoice in this step they have taken as our family steps out to follow Him into this next season. Mark and his dad baptized them.
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View pictures from Regent University’s commissioning and commencement along with visits with friends during graduation weekend. Don’t miss the singing benediction performed by the Austin children!
Dear Family and Friends,
Six years ago, the short life of our daughter, Victoria Grace, opened a new chapter in our life. God’s victory by His grace has since characterized our family’s journey through brokenness into blessing the “least of these” with the good news of the kingdom of God. Our family’s heart has been transformed by a revelation of God’s justice, and now another chapter is beginning. Read More
At bedtime a few nights ago, Rachel asked, “Daddy, what is love?” Read More
We have two important announcements from this past week! Read More
In Luke 8:14-15, Jesus explains the parable of the soils to His followers. When He tells of the journey of the seed “among the thorns,” he indicates that though they “have heard…as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life…” Our family feels these thorns snag at us like never before as we “go on our way” like never before. Read More