18th Dec
Torbeck 3/13

What They Don’t Tell You About Being a Missionary

My Missionary Dream I remember my 11 year old self, adamantly claiming the future title of “Medical Missionary” at the dinner table, resulting in the teary-eyed admiration of my mother, eye rolls of my brothers and protective-worry-eyebrow-furrow of my father. I remember my thoughts of what that would look like, traveling all over the world, saving […]

16th Dec

I’m a Mess, But He is Enough.

I’m sitting here in Florida at our Winter staff meetings with PPM. Our Belize Country Coordinator told a story of a friend who was giving a devotional at a men’s meeting and ended up simply saying these three words: “I’m a mess.” And then he listed things he was thankful for. I immediately found myself […]

12th Dec
Kingsdown Music

Rock N Roll Missions – Kingsdown

I first met Dwain Roark, Jr. just over 10 years ago. At that time, Kingsdown was barely more than a blip on the radar of the local music scene in a small Arkansas town. I had the opportunity in those early years to spend some time on the road with the guys, including part of their […]

10th Dec

Liar Liar: How does Culture Shock end?

“What’s it like to come out on the other end of culture shock? (Does it ever end?)” Culture shock is different for each person. But what is it like coming out of the other end? What an excellent question. Culture shock is a natural response of any human after spending an extended period of time […]

10th Dec

Liar Liar: What is Culture Shock Like?

Maybe you’ve been on a mission trip, studied abroad, been an au-pair in France. Or maybe you’ve never left the comfort of your birth-state, I’m not sure. Either way, if you’ve ever spent time in a foreign culture, you’ve probably noticed transitioning back and forth can be difficult. One thing people ask us very often […]

06th Dec

Book Review: The Big Truck That Went By

Working in Haiti, you hear the same questions time and time again… Though I hear these questions often, I don’t grow tired of answering them. These are questions I asked myself when I first started working in Haiti. Before traveling there in March 2012, I was like so many other people in that most of […]

03rd Dec

Haitian Creations Fundraiser

For our new fundraiser, we are proud to present products from Haitan Creations, an awesome organization that focuses on empowering the local community with a trade and providing them with a large market of buyers like you. Their mission statement is this: We are all about our artists! This ministry is not just about charity […]

30th Nov

Orphan Awareness Month: Deborah

With a grin as wide as his arms were spread, Isaiah bellowed, “Hallelujah!” when the judge completed our adoption. And I felt schizophrenic. My emotions waffled all day. One minute the kids’ contagious joy consumed me only to collapse under the weight of loss and heartbreak. For me, our family may be physically made up […]

25th Nov

Orphan Awareness Month: Cassie

Hi, I’m Cassie. Stay at home mom to my kids. Celebrating my 5,/6/7/8th  wedding anniversary. Part-time missionary who travels the world with my little family. This was what 30 looked like when I was 19. Meet the husband in MBSF (college ministry) while on some kind of mission trip, get married, start a family after […]

18th Nov

Orphan Awareness Month: Anna

Hello there. We are the crazy Morgans –  Jacob (the dad), Anna (the mom), Eric (the son), Walter (the Weimaraner), and Jubilee (the lab/spaniel). Not pictured: Our son, Eric. We are still on our journey of getting our kiddo home. This is our son. We are in the very last stages of adopting Eric, a […]

12th Nov
Eric and Bethany at the Apparent Project

When I am Distant, He is Enough.

Yesterday was a hard day. I was just sick of myself. Ever have those days? Tired of the same old you waking up and being stuck in the same ruts? I was, I am. I sat down to blog, like I have been trying to do for the past week, and nothing would come out. […]

04th Nov
Ashley's Silly Family

Orphan Awareness Month: Ashley.

Hi. I’m Ashley. I’m a mom of three. This is my silly family. Inside the walls of our home, we operate just like any busy family. I spend my early mornings packing lunches for school, signing assignment pads, determining what my morning grump will eat for breakfast while making a ponytail for my early riser, […]