Hola! Thanks for visiting our Missions Timeline. This timeline tracks where we’ve had the privilege of ministering since the day we started itinerant missions, as well as where we are now. A quick scroll will reward you with our locations, dates, and current location, but a more detailed read will tell you exactly what we did in each of these places and for how long. I hope you find this page interesting!
January 24th, 2017 – April 3rd, 2017–Nicaragua: We start full-time faith-based international mission work by boarding the Spirit Airlines flight 231 from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale. (See my blog from Fort Lauderdale here) We work as Gospel-sharers in Matagalpa, Matagalpa Department, Nicaragua with occasional trips to outlying areas. We do work as the Lord leads – just expressing the love of Jesus to the poor, middle-class, and rich on the streets, going house to house in the villages, singing, playing, and preaching in the local churches, encouraging locals in their faith, and spurring missionaries on to do their true work, all the while learning from every experience. And of course, building lifelong relationships that we look forward to reuniting with.
April 5th, 2017 – June 1st, 2017–Georgia: We work as Gospel-sharers in the North Georgia mountains. I sing and play in various places, pretty much wherever the Lord leads. We make new friends and reunite with old ones. We get refreshed from our season in Matagalpa, while although it was amazing, it was tiring. I also recover from the recurring symptoms of a tropical disease I contracted while in Nicaragua. I try to catch up on the weeks of school I missed during the time we didn’t have internet in Nicaragua, as well as the days we were just too busy. We try not to make this a season where we go back home and recover, but rather, a season to minister here.
June 3rd, 2017 – July 10th, 2017–South Dakota: We stay in the Black Hills of South Dakota ministering to people everywhere and making connections that last–both in our small town and on the Native American reservation. We soak in the beauty, which ministers to our souls, and minister to other souls around us. We have the privilege of buying and selling items; using the opportunity to minister to hearts across the state. I catch up with a lot of school, while much work is done with the house and our equipment as we minister.
July 18th, 2017 to August 13th, 2017–Alaska: We gratefully arrive in Alaska after a full week of traveling. We stay and work in the beautiful Kenai Peninsula, build relationships, help our relatives there, and follow the Holy Spirit’s lead. We see the Lord provide over and over again, and we are once again strengthened in our resolve to continue following His still, small voice, no matter how long and far it takes us. We do inner healing and deliverance with some divine connections and some of our new friends are from or live in foreign countries or other states, which may help determine our itinerary.
Road Trip Interlude: Though I wouldn’t ordinarily include our journey to/from a particular destination in this Missions Timeline, I kind of had to for this, because we were actually placed in an unexpected location for three days on our trip back. This was a First Nations reservation in the north frontier of BC, and we are so blessed to have had this on our heavenly itinerary.
August 21st, 2017 to October 19th, 2017–South Dakota: We come back into the Dakota Territory hoping to finish what we started, so to speak, in coming up here originally. We are doing inner healing and deliverance, playing and singing in local churches, and loving the ones in front of us. We also fit in a visit or two to the Lakota Sioux Nation. So many valuable relationships were made and re-established, and we look forward to seeing these beautiful people once again.
October 19th, 2017 to April 9th, 2018–Georgia: We stay in the North Georgia Mountains once again, playing, singing, preaching, and building valuable relationships. Though we want to head out again to do ministry further abroad, the Lord keeps us in Georgia for nearly six months. We also all recover from various attacks against our health, storing up energy for what lies ahead 🙂
April 9th, 2018 to April 25th, 2018–Nicaragua: The Lord takes us on an extremely spontaneous trip to Nicaragua–so spontaneous that we actually booked our flights right around six hours before our plane took off. This leg of our journey started with just my dad and I ministering for about a week with our good friend Isaac Prather and his two sons on the east coast with the Miskito people. The two of us were then reunited with my mom and were able to head to Matagalpa, which is where we lived in 2017 for three months, to re-establish relationships and witness miracles and salvations.
April 25th, 2018 to May 1st, 2018–Georgia: The three of us arrive back in Georgia, this having been one of our most tiring stents Nicaragua with the travel on the east coast of the country. We recover from the time in Nicaragua and recharge for the next leg of our journey, while praying into what that might be.
May 1st, 2018 to May 11th, 2018–Florida: We embark on the next leg of our journey: Florida. Again, this was a shorter stent than usual, and we only spent three days on average at every location, but we had the joys of meeting with friends there, doing ministry at various ministries, and learning from many examples.
May 11th, 2018 to November 28th, 2018–Georgia: We work on consolidating all of our stuff in Georgia while preparing to sell the house. Over this time, the Lord provides several special people to disciple and be iron sharpening our iron. Blessed fellowship is had all through this summer while I work especially hard in school trying to make a deadline of January, all the while packing and preparing for the move. Sure enough, the Lord miraculously sells the house on the last day of this season, and we set out.
December 1st, 2018 to April 15th, 2019–South Dakota: We pray for relationships to be built and for doors to be opened in our new missions base. God opens doors and brings people into our lives. It’s harder plowing up in the north, and the winter is cold and hard, but slowly but surely connections are built.
April 19th, 2019 to April 27th, 2019–Florida: We have the privilege of staying with a new friend in the Tallahassee area for a week, all the while being with old friends, making new ones, and ministering through worship and prayer. We also attend my cousin’s wedding!
April 27th, 2019 to April 30th, 2019–Georgia: We stay with a good friend in the Atlanta area over the weekend as we see old friends around the Atlanta area and pack excitedly for Colombia!
April 30th, 2019 to May 14th, 2019–Colombia: After a smooth journey, we arrive in Cartagena on the 30th and make our way to Barranquilla on May 1st. This being our first time in Colombia, we have the honor of making many new friends and witnessing the open hearts of the Colombian people. God moves in many mighty ways, including salvation, healing, filling with the Holy Spirit, and deliverance.
May 15th, 2019 to May 20th, 2019–Georgia: We have the opportunity to return to the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains to minister with old friends and re-establish relationships before heading to our dear friends in West Georgia for the weekend. After blessed times in Georgia, we head out for South Dakota, hitting up friends in Wisconsin, central Minnesota, and eastern Minnesota on the way.