Just the Beginning

A highlight of our time in the U.S. has been our three older boys getting their driver’s licenses. All the anticipation, preparation, instruction; all the practicing, learning, and testing – they did it! And yet, they are only just beginning … Continue reading

Celebrating 3 years in Kenya!

Three years! July 9 marked the day we left U.S. soil 3 years ago for Nairobi, Kenya. At the time we didn’t know how we would fit into the AIM AIR family of missionaries or what to expect. We just … Continue reading

Airplanes, leadership and college choices

The past year gave Phil and the AIM AIR maintenance crew plenty of experience with engine changes – 7 of them to be exact! As part of being Assistant Quality Manager for the maintenance department, Phil recently completed a week … Continue reading

July 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Greetings from Nairobi! We made it safely in the wee hours of the night on Friday, July 10.  Our first international crossing-the-ocean flight as a family!  We met a Kenyan family on the second leg of … Continue reading

May 2015

Crossing the finish line Airline tickets are being purchased, packing has begun in earnest, and contacts are being made in Nairobi for the next phase of our journey. Excitement is mounting as we have less than a month of Orientation … Continue reading

April 2015

Pre-field Orientation Begins We arrived in North Carolina at the JAARS campus late on March 1, with just one day to unpack before Orientation began. JAARS is the aviation/media branch of Wycliffe Bible Translators.  The 600 acre campus provides missionary … Continue reading

Technical Orientation begins!!

It’s been a roller coaster of emotions in the last week as we prepared to move from central WI – freezing weather – to Waxhaw, NC.  Phil’s dad and his friend Jim drove the pick up truck pulling a Uhaul trailer … Continue reading

!!Newsflash!! February 2015

We have received the official “OK” to attend the Technical Orientation this spring!! It runs March 2 – June 19 in North Carolina and is one of two big steps to complete before leaving for Kenya.  We will leave Wisconsin … Continue reading

Prayer Letter June/July 2014

Successful Move! On May 22 we arrived safely in Wisconsin after a four day drive from Spokane, Washington. Our new address through August is: N1322 County Road E Waupaca, WI 54981 A God thing for housing: After sharing at a … Continue reading