January 2016 Update

We are greatly encouraged! Our family has experienced a wonderful December, and we have continued to see God work through His people. We also celebrated the birthdays of all three of our boys this past month and were able to spend time with family and friends over the Christmas holiday. We are excited to now be at 93% of our monthly support. Would you continue to pray with us for the remaining $480 in monthly support?

We are still interested in meeting with any families, individuals, or churches that may wish to considering joining the team as prayer or financial supporters.

Our one-time outgoing fund is about 73% funded. This is a fund that will pay for one-time costs such as language school, travel to Indonesia, a vehicle for our family, and enough funds to set up life in Indonesia. We appreciate your consideration regarding partnering with us on an annual or one-time basis as well.

We closed on the sale of our house on January 11th. Please pray for us to have thoughts and emotions focused on what God has called us to. We have moved in with Leigh’s mom here in Portage until February 6th. We will then leave for training at MTI (Missions Training International) in Colorado for four weeks.

In late January we desire to initiate the VISA application process for moving to Indonesia. Applying at that time will put our move to Indonesia in late April. Applying is a lengthy process! In order to begin the application process our monthly support must be at 100% by the end of January– which is up to an additional $480 in monthly support. Please pray with us toward that end.

We look forward to the next several weeks of transition for our family as we follow God’s call to service at the Well of Joy Community Center in Indonesia. We are grateful for your continued prayer!

We enjoyed celebrating New Year’s Eve with our teammates the Tibbes

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Seeking the Fountain of Living Waters Daily,

Zac and Leigh
Grace, Bryce, Reece, and Jayce

Our new mailing address is:
8361 Morning Dove Lane
Kalamazoo MI 49009

2015 – A Year in Review (by numbers)

When we arrive on our deathbeds and look back on our lives, 2015 may stick out as a pivotal year.  It began in January with an appointment by TEAM to go and minister in Papua, Indonesia and ends with our home nearly empty of all of our material possessions as we take the next step in obedience.

  • 23,667 miles flown to and from Indonesia to confirm our call as missionaries in April
  • $6,547 in monthly support raised (as of 12/29/2015)
  • 1,000+ miles of family time in our van to visit churches (we are thankful this number is so low and all within Michigan)
  • 900+ unique visitors to our blog 2,800+ times
  • 170 letters printed and mailed to potential supporters
  • 73 meals over which we shared God’s call on our life
  • 60 family/individuals committed to regular support
  • 6 regular supporting churches (+2 more currently considering)
  • 1 Sovereign and gracious Lord and Savior that has provided through His people more abundantly than we could have ever asked or thought of asking.