Sunday, January 14, 2007

Places to go, People to see

PLACES: So now that you know I am heading toward Vanuatu, Lord-willing, maybe you want to know who with and where on earth it is! Here's a pretty good picture of where Vanuatu is in the world. It's about 83 islands off the coast of Australia. An organization called Biblical Ministries Worldwide (BMW, but no, we don't get a free BMW by signing up...) accepted me this summer after a growing, but grueling time of testing and interviews. They can be checked out at http://www.biblicalministries.org/ for doctrinal position, mission fields reached, vision in ministry, etc.
PEOPLE
So, places to go is here, now just people to see...it with (and minister with, of course)! Our team is made up of 3 families and myself. My sister, Gretchen, and her family is going (Houghton and kids Jesiah (2) and Gwenyth (3 months)), as well as the Jones' (Brad and Amber with Zoe and baby on the way) and the Gibbs (Steve and Jane with 6 kids - Matt, Tiffany, Jennifer, Emily, Ethan, and Rose). No, you can't tell that Gretchen and I are sisters by this or any picture. She's the really pregnant one here holding Jesiah, my super-cute nephew. Here's a picture of all of us (minus 4 of the Gibb's kids and Gwenyth, who was born a few months later) at our candidate orientation this last summer in Georgia.You can check more out about some of them at their sites: the Richards (my family) have a blog at http://richardsroad.blogspot.com/ and the Gibbs have a website at http://web.mac.com/gibbsx8/iWeb/gibbs2vanuatu

5 comments:

h&g&j said...

WOW. Sounds like quite the crew! Wish I could go! :)

Laura Thulesen said...

Is that you, Houghton? You're a dork.

David and Kathy Washburn said...

I think it is a great crew also. (I hope that doesn't make me a dork)

Laura Thulesen said...

No, just Houghton's the dork because he's part of the crew so not really very unbiased. :)

David and Kathy Washburn said...

lol Well, I think I might be a little bias also. I have seen how you and your family have loved and served the Lord. I am really looking forward to seeing how The Crew do out on the field. I am sure Satan will be after you but when Jesus is part of The Crew as well..., Hey exciting times are ahead.