August 28th, 2009
At BFA, school started on August 25th. Since we’re already running late, we’d like to be there as soon as possible. But there’s no way we can do that without your help. Seriously. Not lying about that.
Because 90% of BFA’s students come from missionary families, the school tries to keep their costs as low as possible. This means that all of the faculty and staff at the Black Forest Academy are missionaries and must raise their own support.
We need to raise $5,418 a month.
Wow! That’s a lot right? Where does all that money go?
August 25th, 2009
We’re moving to Germany! To be missionaries! As soon as possible!
Yep, it’s true.
We have accepted positions with the Black Forest Academy as the Communications Coordinators. The Black Forest Academy (BFA) is a boarding school for missionary kids in Kandern, Germany. One of the main reasons missionaries come back from the field is because there are no educational opportunities there for their children. The Black Forest Academy provides a high-quality education for missionary kids while allowing their parents do the work God has called them to. As their mission statement says, “Black Forest Academy provides a quality, international Christian education that equips its students to influence their world through biblical thought, character, and action.”
August 15th, 2009
So, the last two weeks have been full of applications, reading and interviews. I’ve been kind of overwhelmed at how busy I’ve been at night, simply filling out paper work. It’s definitely something that I didn’t expect to be as difficult as it has been.
I’m not accustomed to writing or talking about my thoughts as much as the last week has required. It’s been a challenge for me to relax and find rest, when I’ve spent my daily allotment of words in only a few hours.
August 1st, 2009
One of the things I am struggling with is the feeling of not providing for myself. I won’t be the one who provides the income that Dani and I live off of. I’m used to making money and making enough to support our family, and it is hard for me to think about what it would be like to rely on others for our provision.
I’ve been reading a book that Dani and I received from another couple (who are now overseas) and it is full of challenges to overcome when learning to trust in the Lord for support. It’s been a great resource so far.