Leon and Melanie attending seminar on Houston Highways panel at Rice University. Coming off our sabbatical and meeting with Cru leaders we are excited to begin ministry in the most diverse city in the US – Houston, TX! The fourth most populous city in the country, H-town hosts the NCAA® Men’s Final Four® this weekend.Continue reading “U.S. Sangoma*”
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While in South Africa, Leon and I had an opportunity to serve with a local team that incorporated several different target audiences. Over the years we have grown to enjoy collaboration and the benefits it offers as we engage with communities and leaders. Our time in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend afforded us the opportunity toContinue reading “Fearless Faith”
Can a missionary really take a break? Life happens!
Thank you for your support in 2022. May God continue to strengthen and encourage you in 2023.
Like an athlete during off-season, we will continue to “work out and train,” but enjoy a hiatus from the “intense competition.”
On Labor Day weekend, Melanie and I traveled the bittersweet road to Atlanta, GA. Our son in the backseat with his wardrobe and dorm room décor, enjoying his parental alone time, listening to our last warnings, guidance, and wisdom. Melanie and I connected Mack to our extensive Atlanta network and feel this community will aidContinue reading “Life U”
My daughter Nala had a uniquely designed mission project this summer. She teamed up with 11 other missionary kids (MKs) from around the world to serve in Orlando, Florida. This project was led by former MKs. Below is her newsletter about her experience. From 24 June – 25 July, I got to serve on theContinue reading “Uniquely Designed”
Evangelism and discipleship have been two words that have shaped my life for the past two decades. I enjoy sharing the message of the gospel and helping people to grow in their walks with the Lord. These past two month I had the opportunity to complete my theological development courses through Cru’s Institute of BiblicalContinue reading “Development”
Joy and Sorrow
Leon and Mack just returned from a great campus visit at Life University in Marietta, GA near Atlanta. Mack received his acceptance and is waiting for his financial aid. He had the opportunity to meet the head rugby coach, teammates, academic counselor, and students. Mack will train with the Life rugby team in July andContinue reading “Joy and Sorrow”
Rushing to our local grocery store, Melanie and I searched for a plant. Outside the busy marketplace, a flora and fauna menagerie stood before us. We were working on a project for our virtual debrief class. In our organization, debrief is the process of acclimating back to one’s home culture by participating in group sessionsContinue reading “Replanting”