Back from Training and Excited for the Next Step!

ReachGlobal's Pre-Field Training was fantastic! Highlights included:

  • 35 sessions over 6 days teaching everything from having the correct "entry posture" to maneuvering culture shock and coping with stress. 
  • Spotting 20 green baby spiders clinging to our hotel drapes. (Yes, we did receive another room which included complimentary, all you can eat snacks!)
  • Watching the kids at training bond over pick-up games of soccer.
  • Meeting with Mark's predecessor, Jack & his wife Beth, to learn more about the ministry Mark will be stepping into and Hungarian culture. They were a font of knowledge and our time with them left us excited and ready to go!
  • Maintaining my sanity while not sleeping for 5 days straight and having the easiest urgent care experience of my life.  Thank you Jesus!
  • Bonding with missionaries and staff from all over the world.
  • The college/high school group painting "The Rock" for PT LIVE. 
  • Best of all, we developed a deepening trust in the Lord to accomplish the ministry in Budapest He has called us to!

Prayers were essential and the requests we sent out beforehand were answered right and left. Soooo grateful to all of you. Words like "blessed" and "honored" don't begin to describe the feeling of being lifted up by such a strong, encouraging team of prayer warriors.  Since we've returned, God has been vividly at work in our lives.  His plan for September - December of support raising has been rapidly unfolding as we've sought His guidance through wise counsel, fasting and prayer.  The Lord has responded in miraculous, confirming ways and we are bursting at the seams to share with you what's to come.  However, that will have to wait until our next post.... 🙂



  • Training was held at the University of Northwestern St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Thanks to all of you, we are official!
  • One of our sessions
  • Jack, the gentleman who is training Mark and his wife, Beth.
  • Sister time at the lake during break.
  • Our dear friend Donna who is also a missionary with ReachGlobal and from our home church.
  • Most of the missionary kids. This crew really bonded and enjoyed playing soccer together twice a day, every day.
  • LA here we come. Eventually, our friends here will deploy to different countries: Costa Rica, France and us to Hungary!


  1. LOVE You guys so much and we are so excited to be a part of your journey!

    • Right back atcha Ty! Isn’t it fun to walk this together? 🙂

  2. As we have tried to let you and the rest of your family know ever since we met, we love all of you so much and truly want you to know you can rely on us. We will continue to pray and would love to have all of you over for dinner definitely before you go. Lots of love to all of you!! 😃🙏🙏😉 Hugs.

    • Thank you Julie! We feel the love and love you guys right back! Looking forward to that dinner! xo

  3. Praising God with you for all of his divine answers and confirmations! Yahoo.

    • Thank you Sue! We love you guys. xo

  4. We have such mixed feelings about you leaving us.We were just getting to know you, but we know it’s God’s will for you to go. All five of you will have such a testimony from the moment you land in Hungary. So we send you out with our blessing, giving thanks that you are willing to make the leap. Watch out for those green spiders! We love you a whole lot.
    Ken & Quita

    • Thank you Ken & Quita! We love you and will miss you tremendously. Thank you for being such a big part of our lives. We are blessed by your friendship and guidance. xoxo


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