A Place of Refuge & Joy

In early June, we left the only home we knew on this island to start anew.  Moving just five minutes down the road opened up a world of difference.  Instantly, we could use all fourteen seats at our table.  Every family member could have a seat in the living room.  Families could join us for fellowship, food, and games.  There was space for kids to play and adults to talk.  Just five minutes down the road.

In the past couple of weeks since we moved in, we have hosted no less than seven meals! Each family, kid, and friend who walks in the door comments on how at home they feel.  Laughter comes, truths are shared, and their callings are affirmed.

Our callings are affirmed as well.

We are called here to encourage the serving.  To love on those living day in and day out in the trenches.  To provide refuge to those far from loved ones.  To be that safe place to cry, vent, pray, and praise.  Every time people cross our threshold, we are given the opportunity to obey His leading.

Thank you for this new home-a beautiful refuge in the midst of battles.  Your love, prayers, support, and encouragement have made this place a reality.  Thank you.  Oodles.  Terima Kasih, y’all!

Front Porch
Amazing how much spunk comes with four gals and a a box of chalk!


View from the loveseat a friend gave us! We can fit our table and a playhouse for little Littles when they come to visit!
Blue Paint
Kaybrietta helped paint a wall at the new house!
Bunk Room
Lissie Joy likes to start the day by opening the curtains and making sure everyone knows it is MORNING!
Michael & friend in new living room area
Teja backyard
Lots of backyard and dirt to dig in!
Teja Living & Dining Area
More room at the new house to host lots of families!
Dining & Living Room space at first house. Thankful for this place to call home when we first arrived.

3 thoughts on “A Place of Refuge & Joy”

  1. Just so AWESOME and WONDERFUL!!!
    I am a proud OF y’all and FOR y’all!!
    Sending much much love and hugs and prayers!!!! 😘😘😘😘💛💛💛👍👍👍👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

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  2. It’s beautiful. My heart is so happy to see you all in this space! You guys serve His people so well. So obediently. Thank you for following His lead and meeting needs of His people through the heart, soul, and belly. We pray daily that each of you would continue to fulfill your calling(s) in Indonesia and be encouraged along the way as well. ♥️😘😘😘😘😘😘

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    1. Sweet Sister, I miss you so. My dream is to see your crew and mine around a table together again. Thank you for loving and inspiring us. Thank you for obeying Him where He has you. Lifting you all up.


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