Paperwork prayer request

Posted: April 8, 2014 in Denmark, paperwork
Paperwork

Paperwork!

Today we are in Houston, TX to submit our paperwork to go to Denmark as missionaries. Please pray for us that all the necessary papers, documents, payments, etc are taken care of. We used to be able to file by mail, but that has changed since we originally filed. Now we have to get facial and fingerprint scans in person. Seems like Denmark is getting stricter on their immigration policies. Here’s hoping my face doesn’t break the scanner. (^_^)

I did get a surprise yesterday, and not in a good way. It turns out that the $435 I paid online to Denmark to file our paperwork wasn’t the total of the costs. We have to have our biometrics scanned and recorded for the process and I found out yesterday that it is an additional $304 per person. WOW! I was shocked to say the least. Our paperwork costs went from a little over $400 to almost $2,000 in one day!

Thankfully we had the money to pay this, BUT it comes from our moving savings. Please pray that we can get this money replenished soon. We need those funds (and more) for tickets, housing, and set up in Denmark.

Thank you for praying for us. We are eager to get over to Denmark, get settled in, and start preaching the Gospel in the Kingdom of Denmark.

 

DK trip 2014

Posted: February 27, 2014 in building, Denmark, flying, furlough

I made it safely back from my trip to Denmark! A big “Thank You!” for all of those that prayed for me during this trip. I can’t say the trip was a resounding success, nor can I say it was a failure either. (^_^)

My little vacation house

My little vacation house

I was able to get some more information about the language school, to which I was happy. It took me a couple days of hunting to even find the school, and when I did, they were closed. I went back the next day and found a lady to talk with. One of the good things I found out was that Masey will definitely be able to attend the school with me. We wre iffy on whether or not she could come, but now we know for certain.

It also looks like we have found a house. I was able to get some good information and help from the folks at the local home.dk branch and a very knowledgeable man at Dankse Bank. The good news is that I will be able to purchase a house in Denmark, but only after I get approval from the Ministry of Justice. They said that since I have lived in Greenland for a while Read the rest of this entry »

God has allowed me to take a trip to Denmark! It was planned just a couple weeks ago, and that’s very short term for me. (^_^)

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My sweet family

I fly out today, Feb 13th and return Feb 20th. Please keep me in prayer as I travel. Also keep Masey and the kids in prayer as they will be a week without their dad and husband.

The purpose of this trip is several fold. I want to seek out housing, talk more with the language school, seek out some contacts, price storefronts for a church plant, and to see more of the country and people.

On another note, I am posting this from my mobile phone. If it looks strange, please let me know in the comments. Also I have been trying to post furlough updates from my mobile, but the didn’t post. Hopefully I’ll figure it out soon. (^_^)

Thank you for praying and God bless!

More Denmark Photos

Posted: January 14, 2014 in flying, furlough

Here are some more of the pictures that I said I would post from our week in Denmark. Click on any picture to see a larger image. Enjoy! (^_^)

Prayer card front

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My recently redesigned prayer cards. I got them in from the printers about a week ago. Gotprint.com did an EXCELLENT job printing them. I designed them in GIMP and can see a few things I would change, but I got 2,500 so I should have plenty to pass out for a while. (^_^)

One thing I definitely want to fix in the next printing (if there is a next printing on furlough) is a Bible verse. I like to have one on my cards, but I forgot to put one on here. I’m embarrassed that I forgot, but that does happen sometimes.

The design of the front of the card is basically the same as our banner that we set up in churches. You can see the back of the card below.

Prayer Card Back

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Image  —  Posted: January 14, 2014 in furlough, missionaries, update

Chilling on a rock

Chilling on a rock

I came across this photo today while looking through old pictures as I, once again, tweak around with our video presentation. It was taken on our first trip to Greenland in 2004. Masey and I got to visit the small village of Kulusuk, which at that time had about 350 people.

That trip was a lot of firsts for us. It was our first time to fly. It was our first time to go outside America (other than Mexico). Masey was seven months pregnant with our first child, Elijah. God blessed us, protected us, and helped us during that time. Overall it was a great trip. We made friends and met some very nice folks.

As you can tell by looking at this site, I am still trying to pick a theme that I like. If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to let me know. (^_^)

Also, I haven’t forgotten about adding more pics from Denmark, I just haven’t gotten around to it. The internet where we are staying is sluggish and I was sick for a while. I hope to get the pictures up in the next couple of days. We head out on a trip to a few churches tomorrow. Please pray that it is a safe and prosperous journey. Thanks and God bless! (^_^)

Image  —  Posted: January 7, 2014 in arctic, greenland, Kulusuk

Arrival and Adjustments

Posted: December 2, 2013 in flying, furlough, update

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We made it safely to America late in the evening of Nov 8th. We are gradually adjusting to the differences between America and Greenland. Actually the kids are adjusting fine. They even love the weather and are acting like Southerners, wearing a coat when it’s only 50 outside. Masey is adjusting also and for that I’m grateful.

I do believe that I am still working on adjusting. For the longest time I kept waking up at 3 or 4 AM and couldn’t go back to sleep. Thankfully that has stopped. But I am still trying to get used to the weather (We are almost 60 today – WAY too hot!) and all the English I hear. Wal-Mart can be a bit overwhelming, hearing all the English being spoken. I almost want to hear them say something I don’t understand. That would be normal for me. (^_^)

Please continue to pray for us as we adjust, adapt, and focus on Denmark. We had a wonderful time there, and I hope to post some photos of the visit there before too long. It was a very relaxing time that we greatly enjoyed. To borrow an overused expression, it was a breath of fresh air. (^_^)

Enjoy the photos and God bless!