Close to Home! Week 1

Here we go! We have started remodeling work on our new home. We will live in this mobile home for a year or two until we are able to construct a new home on the property. Already we have seen God provide. We wanted to share some of the praises along the way.

  • We are excited to get busy. There’s a lot of work, but we’ve made a lot of progress in this last week.
  • We found wood laminate at the ReStore in Cheyenne and our local thrift store, King’s Closet. This means we have all the flooring we need for the house and for less than $200!
  • We will have to pay a startup fee of about $2,000 for our utilities. Within less than a week from finding this out God has already provided this through a special gift!

Pray with us (for strength and wisdom)! We will have weekly updates and videos for this next adventure as we get closer to home.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

We are enjoying sharing some of our family traditions with you! Another that has become an everyday part of our family life is our “Hymn of the Month.” When we lived in India, we realized that our kids weren’t very often getting to hear or sing the hymns that Chuck and I both grew up on. We didn’t want them to miss out on such a beautiful, powerful tradition, so we began choosing one hymn that we would sing with them each night before bed for a month. This has proven to be so much fun and educational for all of us as we have a whole month to focus on the meaning of words, phrases, and concepts from these great hymns of the faith! And by the end of the month, we usually have learned it fairly well. It is a special joy to hear our children sing together, and to know that they are learning things like:

“All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small
All things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.
He gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell
How great is God almighty, who has made all things well!”

A Peek into Our NT Survey Class: Acts Chronology Song

A while ago Connie helped me put my Acts Chronology in the form of a well-known song.

To the tune of Gilligan’s Island theme song

Sit right back and hear a tale, a tale of from the Book of Acts
Of how the Holy Spirit worked — lots of exciting facts

Ascension of Jesus
The work in Jerusalem
Judea and Samaria
To the ends of the earth
To the ends of the earth

What happened in Jerusalem
Pentecost and Stephen stoned
Then persecution scattered them
oh now, where would they go
now where would they go

Judea and Samaria, we’ll see what happened there
Phillip preaches
Saul converts
Peter’s vision
Gentiles saved
Church at Antioch
James killed, Peter’s arrest, Peter freed from prison

Ends of the earth and now we see
Missionary journeys of Paul
Antioch, Corinth, Ephesus
Three of them in all

First missionary journey
Council of Jerusalem
Second journey and the third
Return to Jerusalem
Paul put in prison
Paul taken to Rome

Happy Motate Monday!

We wanted to share with you one of our (many) family traditions.

Today is Motate Monday. Every month we make the first Monday a day where we work hard and try to be as productive as possible. Even Elijah and Diya have started making ToDo lists. It has become a great way for us to get “motated” and start the month well.

Here’s a picture of our first Facebook post about Motate Monday. October, 2014! In November we started the tradition of having Motate Monday be the first Monday of every month and have kept the tradition ever since!

Happy Motate Monday!

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.
Colossians 3:23

Where We are Going

We are moving out of this house, and we were thinking of going to a faraway place such as Guyana. But when my dad was asked to be the director of international training in missions, we decided to stay, because we would probably still be going to different areas around the world, but LaGrange would be the place where we would always come back to. We are most likely going to this small old house, but we are going to try to fix it up as best as we can. Our plan is to buy it and fix it up this summer, live in it for a year, and then build a new house next summer. Please pray for us in this whole situation.

Aragorn is my Favorite

my name is Elijah I am six years old. The Lord of the rings is a good movie. Aragorn is my favorite character. He is a good fighter.

this is my favorite part of the movie.

A Poem for Spring

Spring is coming, I hope.

Sunshine, flowers? Nope.

Rain and snow?

I guess so.



Hello!!!!!!! My name is Asha Mathias. I am 9. I love fashion, ballet, gymnastics, art, and France. I want to be a fashion designer and a ballerina when I grow up. My favorite colors are pink,(I LOVE PINK) turquoise, and gold. I am so exited about this website. If anyone wants to know if we have anything you need to pray about, please pray for us as we are moving.

CML! Christ’s Missionary Lads and Lasses

Hello! Anjali here again!

A couple of my friends and I started a missions organization, Christ’s Missionary Lads and Lasses, or, CML.

We are really exited about what we can start to do around the community of LaGrange!

Our plan is to meet every Friday and think about what our next “mission” will be!

Please be in prayer about how we can bring Christ’s message to the ends of the Earth, or at least the block.

Hi! Welcome!


Hello! My name is Anjali and I am eleven years old.

I am suuuuuuper exited about this website and that I can share everything I am doing in LaGrange!!!

I really like to read and write, but especially read.

I love Lord of the Rings, The Wingfeather Saga, and lots of other good books!

Like I said earlier, I am very exited about putting lots of posts on here so you know what’s going on!!!!!!