helplessness is a gift (and so are eye drops)

I found myself at the ophthalmologist’s office for a second time this week.  Doing so basically guarantees me a “mom’s afternoon out”.  Normally, I embrace this with great relief, even under worrisome circumstances (hey, sometimes  a girl is thankful for some time alone).  If a mom like myself finds herself with a few hours to kill ...

The great courtship

Have you ever yearned for something with all of your being?  This mighty weight on your heart that can only be described as something you MUST do? I’m not talking about wants or even dreams.  This isn’t one item on a bucket list. This IS the bucket list. When I was 22 I had just ...

**URGENT SUPPORT UPDATE**

We wanted to take this moment to update you on our support raising progress as we head to Japan. We say progress, because the Lord has been SO GOOD to us! Many of you are already a part of our team and have encouraged us beyond measure! Thanks to the gifts of God’s people we ...

Sticker Shock in Missions

It’s not uncommon to wonder why missionary support may *seem* so expensive.  The sticker shock can be real–if you’re not informed as to why the costs exist. Our monthly support is over $8,000/month.   Our monthly support to live in Japan is higher compared with living in other parts of the world.  (Japan is one ...

It’s the Network

“Can you hear me now?”   If you were born any time before the year 2000 the chances are you picture the same exact guy everyone else does when you hear that question.  Sometime near the middle of the first decade of the new millennium Verizon Wireless launched an ad campaign that quickly became ubiquitous.  ...

1: 53,000

We currently live in Central Pennsylvania.  Neither of us are originally from this area, so, as outsiders, we can definitely observe the insane love for Penn State in this region. People drive to State College to pack the stadium that seats 106,000 people.  That is a LOT of Penn State fans. Japan has a population ...

the path home

Kaytlin’s former college, Baptist Bible College was kind enough to feature our ministry journey on their website! NEWS & PRESS RELEASES Even though Kaytlin Brock has never lived in Japan, she considers it her home. Truth be told, she never wanted to go to Japan, or be a missionary at all, for that matter, and she dreaded ...