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Some spring activity before we hopped into summer: May

19 July 2017 | by Bixby

The last six months have been a whirlwind in many ways, and we have had very little discretionary time to post anything about all that’s been going on here. So without further adieu, we’ll give you a few pictures to at least hit the highlights … May 19: We had the joy of hosting in our […]

Swiss team: August 4-6

29 September 2016 | by Bixby

Since moving into our home on May 17 of this year, we have marveled time and again at how God’s provision has been just the right fit for our family and ministry needs. Having told the Lord that our home belongs first and foremost to him and that we wanted it to be used for […]

Sharing about Thanksgiving

25 November 2014 | by Bixby

It’s thanksgiving week, a time when Americans living on foreign soil often wish they were back for the week to enjoy the gatherings with family around a big, stuffed turkey, and a table full of cranberry sauce, creamed corn, sweet potato casserole, a slice of homemade pumpkin pie, and all the other feasting that we […]

Pastoral visit

25 November 2013 | by Bixby

How does a missionary in a foreign land maintain a true working partnership with his supporters in the home country?  One of the primary means is through the active participation of the sending (“home”) church. Other supporters (whether consciously or not) rely heavily on the home church to shoulder the majority of the burden of […]

“Lovin” Life and Ministry

17 April 2013 | by Bixby

We were privileged to receive a visit this past weekend from friends we had never before met. Brad and Leslie Lovin were friends of friends, and we met through Facebook. It’s not called “the world wide web” for nothing. What we appreciated about Brad and Leslie was that  it was clear that their passion was […]

Reading and Hospitality

25 March 2013 | by Bixby

Above is a picture of us singing with some young people from our church who visited with us in our home recently. The three are siblings living in a single-parent home. Their mother is working hard to bring them up in the fear of the Lord, but they have little encouragement to do so outside […]

Helper from the USA

15 June 2012 | by Bixby

We recently enjoyed (and we mean that, too) a visit from a Allison Pfeifle, a sharp young lady from Ohio who turned 17 while here in France. She was highly recommended to us by her youth pastor, Joe Tyrpak. Even though Joe is a good friend from college and we certainly trusted his recommendation, we […]

Purposeful Partnership

19 April 2012 | by Bixby

This month we enjoyed a first: our first visit from an American supporting pastor. Will and Heidi Arndt came to spend Easter weekend with us. Will is the community pastor at Heritage Bible Church in Greer, South Carolina. Among his several responsibilities, he oversees the church’s U.S. church-planting ministry and its missions committee. Instead of […]

Algerian evening

16 July 2011 | by Bixby

About a week ago, we had a classmate of Ruth’s in our home for supper. She, Ruth and Karis (Dan and Karis Seely are BMM missionaries to Cameroon here improving their French for a year) had developed a friendship during their semester in language school together. In deciding what would be an appropriate meal to […]

December activities

10 January 2011 | by Bixby

OK, we have plenty to share about January and the visit of our coworkers and friends the Cole family. But, before we get there, we need to say something of what transpired in December before it becomes ancient history.  So… here’s a brief overview: It’s Christmas! December comes which its usual hustle and bustle. We […]