Category Archives: Missions

June 2014 Update

Scott on a bike?  Jody working in a kitchen?  What were we doing in Nicaragua?  And did our Springfield house ever sell?  Find the answers in our quarterly update. Mobile Device version (html) Print version (pdf)  

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Renacer

We spent most of our spring break from language school volunteering at Renacer.  A ministry of Christ for the City, Renacer is a residential rehabilitative program for teenage girls rescued off the street. Our work, like most volunteer work, wasn’t glamorous:  Jody was … Continue reading

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Pair-of-Ducks

One More MTI Lesson One of the best things about MTI was that the fifteen kids in our group were learning the same helpful concepts and tools as the adults.  A wonderful example of this is this pair of ducks … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

“HCJB Global? That sounds like a bank!” “What does HCJB mean?” “So how’s it going with HJCB, JBHC, BJCH, whatever….?” While comments like these always made us chuckle, they reminded us that our organization’s name was sometimes difficult and confusing … Continue reading

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Christmas 2013 Newsletter

Here’s our Christmas 2013 newsletter: Ready-to-Print version (pdf) Mobile Device version (html) Take a look at: Family photos An engagement announcement A recap of our year & what’s coming up Good-bye party details (for those of you close enough to come) We … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Newsletter

Here’s our Fall 2013 newsletter: Ready-to-Print version (pdf) Mobile Device version (html) We’ve been busy–here are some highlights: Departure Date: January 1, 2014 (How’s that for a great way to start a new year?) We’re official! (Our first three-year term started September 23.) … Continue reading

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MTI Group Photo

Here we are: 39 adults (14 couples and 11 singles) and 15 kids.  It’s almost time to all go our separate ways.  (Click on the photo to see a larger version.)

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Lifestyle Choices

We’re into our fourth–and last–week here at MTI.  These last two weeks are focused on cross-cultural transition and living.  What’s that? Here’s a list of last week’s topics: Conflict Provides Opportunities (Monday all day) (“If you are not willing to grow in … Continue reading

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Ear Plugs & Wrinkles

Here at MTI in Colorado, lots of big things are going on. We’ve learned how to make lots of sounds we didn’t know existed. We’ve worked through learner-directed language learning activities. We’ve been coached in our language learning plans and … Continue reading

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A Milestone Day

Our first three-year term with HCJB Global began Monday morning with the reading of this scripture. “…for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ How, then, can they call on the one they have not … Continue reading

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