This year we are being propelled into an exciting new lesson on trust and faith in God. I have been a proud stay-at-home dad for 3 years and we decided this year that Rachel would quit and I would look for a new job. Evidently getting ready for a move to southeast Asia in early 2013 is our new life and our new job.
We are Teri and Rachel and we have two adorable little toddlers; Immanuel and Jude, 3 and 2 years old respectively. Our lives have been greatly blessed and we have had great opportunities to do the things we love. Some of the most wonderful experiences we have had are raising our children, traveling to many different countries,and loving people in our local community through home groups and developing life-long relationships.
However almost everything is going to change. Maybe everything!
We have been invited and accepted to help with translation projects in southeast Asia and will be trained as translation consultants while we are on the field. More specifically we will be working with sign languages and developing tools and resources for the deaf to be trained as translators and linguists for their own language and community.
What are we doing now?
Currently we are developing a partnership team that see the vision we are excited about and want to help us fulfill that vision. You can read more about that on our page entitled “sign language vision.” We will be traveling and talking with people for the next season developing partners: people like you who want God to speak to all people in the language of they are most familiar with and may not have the time or ability to leave their home but can send someone else.
We can not do this without people to encourage us, pray with us and for us, continue relationship during the seasons of great change we will go through, provide financial support and blessing, send us chocolate and gifts, and Skype with us so we can connect with what is going on in the lives of our friends, family, and community in the states.
Where will we be going?
First we will be traveling in the USA to many places: Florida, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and other places as well. We will then be moving sometime in early 2013 to southeast Asia and will live there until we are trained and can accept a new assignment, which may mean staying there or possibly going somewhere else that is in great need.
Practically speaking we will live the rest of our foreseeable future overseas!