Why are you a missionary family, anyway?

We used to be your basic suburbanite family of five.  Then, we joined the Catholic Church – well, four out of five of us.  Then, we got involved with this organization that is part of the Church called LifeTeen.  LifeTeen is a youth program specifically trying to bring teens closer to Christ.  Yes, that IS the official motto – and a needed one.  Next thing we knew, we’d heeded a call (yell, maybe?) from God and as a family, decided to sell/donate/pack up everything and become LifeTeen missionaries in Germany, where my husband is originally from.  More details on this whole journey and it’s outcome are scattered throughout the blog.

HOWEVER…this is a fully self-funded mission.  We don’t get paid.  We are doing this because we love God, teens, and Germany.  If you read this blog and believe in what we’re doing, I would really ask you to think about being a mission partner, either in prayer or financially.  Below is a link to our mission blog.  Please consider this an opportunity to become part of a mission.  You may not be able to go overseas. We can.  Consider us your hands and feet, ’cause we’re there, but we need your support to continue.  Thank you.




  1. Hi, thank you for dropping by my blog and following.

    I will follow you too.

    God bless you in your mission!

  2. I know I keep saying this, but I am so proud of you, your family, and what you’re doing in Germany.

  3. So brave to move to another country! God bless you and your family in your mission 🙂

    • Thanks for the comment and follow! Not much bravery involved, i think, just acting on God’s calling, reaping the riches that comes from that, and tapping into God’s strength on the rough days. Most days, now, I wouldn’t be anywhere else.

  4. wow! that is amazing. What a sacrifice you’ve made for the Lord. My husband and I hope to serve a mission–1 yr – 18 months–as soon as we retire from our full-time jobs (like you, not a “funded” mission) in less than 2 years. How long is your mission service projected to last?

    • Believe it or not, we’re not sure when or if it’ll end. There’s so much to do here in Europe. The rewards definitely outweigh the sacrifice most days. What areas are you feeling called to? Thank YOU for your willingness to serve!

      • We don’t expect to receive a specific call yet until the time gets closer. We may do a humanitarian or service mission or one that is more proselyting. We are open!

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