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Periodic updates on life and ministry
Quarantine | First Steps | Language Acquisition

Quarantine | First Steps | Language Acquisition

First, I must address that we did in fact miss sending an update in September, but we are incredibly grateful for your prayers in spite of our lack of communication. It seems that we are the unicorns of “westerners” in Thailand right now, as so few have been able to get in.

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Reflecting Back | Flying Out | Get Involved

Reflecting Back | Flying Out | Get Involved

We put our hope in the LORD. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, LORD, for our hope is in you alone. Psalms 33:20-22Reflecting Back I (Traci) have been so challenged by the...

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The Way Things Stand | A Trip Out East

The Way Things Stand | A Trip Out East

While we were hoping to be sending this update from Thailand, we are choosing joy in the midst of this slow and shifting transition. That has an enormous amount to do with the prayers and encouragement we have received from you. Please continue to fervently pray for...

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Video | Gratitude | Launching | Three Generations

Video | Gratitude | Launching | Three Generations

We are trying something new this month. If you prefer to receive your content through video, we’ve made an update that you can watch rather than read. You’ll want to stick around for the bloopers, too.gratitude galore  We are truly grateful to each of you that have...

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Coronavirus | Our Departure | Noi’s Story Part 2

Coronavirus | Our Departure | Noi’s Story Part 2

Thank you so much for all of your prayers and encouragement in this season! We have had a lot of people asking whether the Coronavirus has impacted our plans. In short, it hasn’t…other than potentially our departure date. At this point we are still prayerfully working...

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Noi’s Story | Commissioning | Our House

Noi’s Story | Commissioning | Our House

A few weeks back I (Traci) had the pleasure of talking with one of my Thai friends, Noi, through video chat. We worked together back in ’04-05 when I volunteered at Grace International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We became fast friends and have stayed loosely...

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Seminary Training | Florida Adventures

Seminary Training | Florida Adventures

I have to start off this update by saying how very, incredibly grateful we are for all of your prayers leading up to and throughout our time at our seminary training. We know that without that investment of prayer from each of you, we would not have made it through....

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Learning Thai | Upcoming Training | Prayer Cards

Learning Thai | Upcoming Training | Prayer Cards

There are an estimated 74 languages spoken in Thailand. Thai is the national language of Thailand, and most widely spoken, but even it varies by region. Like Chinese, Thai is a tonal language. It has five tones—meaning that words or syllables with similar sounds have...

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Hearts | Missions Forum | Our Website

Hearts | Missions Forum | Our Website

It’s been interesting walking through this season. Over the years we have remained connected to several missionaries in Thailand, and have appreciated hearing how the Lord has been at work. But now, as we prepare to move from this side of the world to being a part of...

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Trusting God | Sent By Grace | Praying For You

Trusting God | Sent By Grace | Praying For You

Most of you are familiar with the ordeal in June 2018 in which a Thai soccer team—comprised of 12 boys ages 11-16, and their coach—were trapped for more than ten days in a cave that was filling with water. Only one of the boys, Adul “Adun” Samon, 14 at the time, spoke...

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New Staff | Team Leader | Family Time

New Staff | Team Leader | Family Time

In May we attended our New Staff Orientation with Cru while our kids were safely cared for back home. We were so grateful because there was a ton to learn and absorb. We came away from that training officially commissioned as missionaries with Cru and feeling really...

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