Since we first moved to Hungary in 2002 to begin serving as missionaries, there have been many changes in our lives. We came here with one child and one on the way. We now have three children, and our oldest, Hannah, will be in college as of the Fall of 2019.
We are also changing missions organizations. After June, we will be serving with TeachBeyond, which focuses on transforming lives through Christian education. Change is exciting, but also sometimes a little scary. It’s also a necessary part of life. When we follow the Lord, He is always leading us to change in order to become more like Him. Learning is part of that change, which is why we believe in education; we want to help others change also.
John is working with TeachBeyond’s department of higher education. His ministry focuses on helping missionaries grow through continuing education, especially in the area of theology. In order for teachers to transform their students, they need to be grounded and growing in God’s Word themselves.
Tricia is continuing in her role as Librarian at the International Christian School of Budapest (ICSB). ICSB serves both Third Culture Kids (children of missionaries), as well as Hungarian students and other international students. ICSB seeks to prepare students not just for life in the world, but for a life of service as followers of Christ. Our own kids attend ICSB, and we have seen firsthand the impact of godly, committed teachers who strive for excellence in education and in following the Lord.
Transformation through education is not as glamorous as ministries involving big events, large crowds, and lots of excitement. But it is the day-to-day activities over the course of life that produces lasting change in our character. That is what we believe, and that is what we strive for.
We welcome you to join us on this journey.