5 Years in 1 Post
For our final post, I though we’d do a snap shot summary of our missionary experience, from the time we were accepted to our final goodbye from the field.
Our process started in June of 2006. After lots of prayer and research, we felt God calling us to be a part of the new team in Honduras. We spent a week at the MTW headquarters going though interviews and beginning our training.
On October 24, 2006, Lucy was born in Charlotte, our first and only child born in the US.
After Sean graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in the summer of 2007, we had another week of training in the NC mountains at an MTW spiritual life conference.
Just a few weeks later, we toke our little family to New York City for a month of Pre-Field Training.
We then spent 6 months as part-time parents, employees, and fund raisers. Once we reached 100% of our support goal, we headed to San Jose, Costa Rica, where we arrived in February of 2008 to begin at the Spanish Language Institute.
One week into our international journey, we found out we were pregnant with Ellie. After months of Spanish immersion and finally language school graduation, Ellie was born in San Jose on October 30, 2008.
Sean rushed around for weeks and finally got all her paperwork so we could make it home for Christmas. After visiting family and friends for the first time in a year, we packed up for Honduras, where we landed in January of 2009.
Our first year was a blur of heat, ministry, lots of teammates, and growing kids!
Towards the end of our term, Anna was born in San Pedro Sula on October 24, 2010. She was probably the fattest, whitest baby the hospital had ever seen!
And finally, in March of 2011, we said our goodbyes and returned to the US for good.
It has been quite a journey, and thanks for following along with us here. We saw God at work in Honduras in so many ways, but he also used Honduras to work on us. Our faith deepened and our love for Jesus grew.
Although our time in La Ceiba has ended, the team there is growing and working as hard as ever. Keep up with them and their stories through all the website links on this page.
Sean, Lindsey, Lucy, Ellie, and Anna