Ad Blockers

Posted: December 3, 2014 in tech

no-ads

I heard the other day that there were some questionable ads at the bottom of one of my blog posts. First I want to say that I had forgotten that WordPress puts ads at the bottom of the posts. I use an ad blocker that removes all of them. More on that in a moment. I get no money from these ads, whatever may come from the ads being on the blog is all for WordPress, none for me.

Secondly, I can’t really control the ads that show up. I mean, I could pay the fee WordPress charges to remove the ads, but I don’t want to do that since they can easily be removed (and it’s usually for free). Also, my understanding is that the ads can be based on your browsing history. What I mean by that is when Read the rest of this entry »

Kulusuk 2009

Posted: December 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

These are from way back in 2009 during an extended visit to the east Greenland village of Kulusuk.

Click to enlarge individual pics.

Thanksgiving 2014

Posted: December 1, 2014 in furlough

2014 Thanksgiving family pic

We had a good Thanksgiving time this year. It was a nice calm day for us and we enjoyed it in MS with Masey’s family. If you had asked me last year Read the rest of this entry »

Eli turns 10

Posted: October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized
Our almost 10 Eli

Our almost 10 Eli

We are getting ready to celebrate Elijah’s birthday real soon. Our only boy will be turning 10! It doesn’t seem like that long ago he was born. Or that I should be old enough to have a 10 year old! (^_^) We were riding to a restaurant to do the traditional birthday eating out and we were talking about things. I mentioned to him about his age and how I’m glad we haven’t broken him or killed him yet!

Seriously though, he has grown into a fine boy. He has gotten saved, been baptised, and has surrendered his life to Christ. He doesn’t yet know what he wants to do in life. One day he may be an astronaut, preacher, president, or missionary. It doesn’t matter to me as long as he is doing God’s will and following God.

On another note, there hasn’t really been any news on our paperwork appeal. I got a letter saying that it was received on Sept 19th. I am thinking about writing them to ask on the progress of it, but haven’t decided yet. But we aren’t just sitting around waiting. We have been praying about the appeal. We have tried to stay busy with some language study, home schooling, helping around our home church, and preaching out as God allows.

If any independent Baptist churches would be interested in having us come though, just give me an email and let me know. I have been working on scheduling some more, but that is a slow process. Thank you to those who have prayed for us, sent us encouraging notes, and have sent financial support. God bless!

Appeal Sent

Posted: September 15, 2014 in appeal, Denmark, furlough
Appeal Tracking

Appeal Tracking

This past Wednesday, I finished the appeal and mailed it off to the Immigration Board in Denmark. I paid extra to be able to track the envelope and saw that it arrived today! Now begins the wait. In the next 30 days I should receive some communication from them telling me how long the entire process will take.

Please be in prayer for us about the appeal. I have done all the research, planning, and praying that I knew to do. Now it is in God’s hands. What I want from this is for God’s will to be done. I am hoping and praying that they agree with my appeal and allow us to come to Denmark as a missionary, but most of all I want God’s will in this matter.

As I find out more information I will post it here and send it out to my email subscribers. Thank you for praying and taking time to read this. God bless!

I don’t usually post prayer letters to my website. I reserve those for emailing to folks who have asked for them. While I won’t be posting the actual PDF on here, I will post most of the text of it. Our July – August prayer letter is below.

  As those that receive our email updates and check our website will know, on Monday, August 18th, we received an answer concerning our paperwork to move to Denmark. We were denied on the grounds that our sending/sponsoring church is not in Denmark. You can imagine the sadness we felt. It was heart rending to go from the excitement and happiness of receiving an answer to the gut wrenching feeling of being denied. We have spent the ensuing days praying and researching what to do. We faced several options, one being to file an appeal and see if the appeals board will reverse the decision.

  After much prayer and counsel we have chosen to file an appeal. From the information that I have gathered, once I file the appeal (Lord willing it’ll be next week) they will contact me within 30 days to let me know how long my appeal should take. It can take up to six months.

  During this time we do not plan on being idle. I will be booking more meetings to report to supporting churches and to seek after new support. Also, if there are any churches that we can help out along the way through preaching, teaching, door knocking, etc we will be glad to do so. Please keep us in prayer about this.

  I want to take this time to reiterate that we have not given up on preaching the Gospel to the Greenlanders. This move was not done because we want to quit missions or the ministry. It was not done because Greenland was too hard or harsh for us. One of the main reasons for this change was to get the help I needed with Danish, help that I could not get in Greenland.
 
  Our heart’s desire is to see Greenlanders turn to Christ for salvation, turn to the Bible for discipleship, start indep. Baptist churches, and see the Greenlanders preaching the Gospel one day. Be they Greenlanders in Greenland, Denmark, or wherever they live. Things may not always go the way I want them, but I trust that all of this is in God’s hand and what is happening is according to His will.

  On another note, all three of the kids got baptized last week. It was a blessing to see them follow the Lord in baptism. Elijah got saved back in 2011 during a revival at our sending church. Maryanna and Eryn both got saved on the same night at a meeting in Hot Springs, AR in March of this year. (^_^) Click on the pictures below to enlarge.

Thank you for taking time to pray for our family and please keep on doing so. God bless you all!

Eryn was barely visible, but she was there!

Eryn was barely visible, but she was there!

Maryanna is happy...and maybe a little nervous. (^_^)

Maryanna is happy…and maybe a little nervous. (^_^)

My big boy, Eli, getting baptized.

My big boy, Eli, getting baptized.

An Answer

Posted: August 19, 2014 in Denmark, paperwork, prayer

We finally received an answer from Danish Immigration yesterday. Sadly, our work and residence visa was denied. While that is not what we wanted to hear, it is what we have to work with. I am looking into filing and appeal about this decision.

Please pray for our family. We are greatly saddened by this news. Also, please pray that God grants us His wisdom, strength, and guidance during this time.

Thank you for all the prayers already said on our behalf. God bless you all.