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Matthew and Rachel and their three children moved to Thailand in 2023 to work as church-planters. Although they are ordinary laypersons without the professions commonly thought useful in the mission field, the Lord has placed a burden on their hearts to live in a dark place to preach the sermon that “tells more in behalf of Christianity than all the sermons that can be preached”: that of a committed Christian home. Their plan is to develop friendships as they go about their daily life, awakening a desire in those they meet for something better, and helping towards the goal of planting a church.

“There is a call for Christian families to go into communities that are in darkness and error, to go to foreign fields… If such families would settle in the dark places of the earth, places where the people are enshrouded in spiritual gloom, and let the light of Christ’s life shine out through them, what a noble work might be accomplished.” The Ministry of Healing, p.155.

Our Missionary Life Our Missionary Life

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Matthew and Rachel and their three children moved to Thailand in 2023 to work as church-planters. Although they are ordinary laypersons without the professions commonly thought useful in the mission field, the Lord has placed a burden on their hearts to live in a dark place to preach the sermon that “tells more in behalf of Christianity than all the sermons that can be preached”: that of a committed Christian home. Their plan is to develop friendships as they go about their daily life, awakening a desire in those they meet for something better, and helping towards the goal of planting a church.

“There is a call for Christian families to go into communities that are in darkness and error, to go to foreign fields… If such families would settle in the dark places of the earth, places where the people are enshrouded in spiritual gloom, and let the light of Christ’s life shine out through them, what a noble work might be accomplished.” The Ministry of Healing, p.155.

    A Normal Day

    A Normal Day

    After six months in the mission field, life has settled into what everyone told us it would eventually be: normal. And that’s the reason you haven’t heard from us for awhile. Normal isn’t necessarily the most inspiring thing to write about. (Oh, and also normal has been very busy!) But, here goes anyway: this is what a normal day looks like for us right now...

    • 8 min
    Konnichiwa: The Power of a Word

    Konnichiwa: The Power of a Word

    We merged into the river of humanity flowing through Concourse G in San Francisco International Airport. Suddenly everything was different. Turbaned men, women in colorful …

    • 6 min
    “Mommy stay wif Lukie?”

    “Mommy stay wif Lukie?”

    I sat there, watching Luke’s little chest rise and fall. Another bubble began creeping down the IV line towards his little hand. I slowly got up, flicked the line, and watched as the bubble disintegrated and hundreds of micro-bubbles flowed up the tube and away. This was not what I expected to be doing one month into our time in Thailand.

    • 7 min
    Conviction Has a Half-Life

    Conviction Has a Half-Life

    Two weeks ago a medical evacuation helicopter carrying patient, family, nurse, and pilot disappeared in the Sulu Sea. Immediate and persistent searching has thus far …

    • 6 min
    Coming Up For Air

    Coming Up For Air

    The kids are tucked in, I’ve finished the dishes, and the house is quiet. Ahh… One of my favorite times of the day. Wait. Did …

    • 3 min
    Decision Fatigue

    Decision Fatigue

    I learned something this week. Decision fatigue is real. For weeks my inner dialogue has sounded like this: “Will I need this? Yeah… I probably …

    • 3 min

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