The Ministry of Motherhood

May

11

2014

Happy Mother’s Day! My wonderful husband made my day with helping me get a straight 5 hours of sleep, making us a delicious breakfast, and chatting with me for a while on the couch while our little man slept in his arms. All real luxuries these days! I’m so grateful for him and for baby Nolan...

Love and Marriage (Group)

May

10

2014

I started this post a few months ago but with all the changes and new things occupying our time I never got around to finishing it! Still seems worth sharing so here’s a bit of a delayed description of one of my favorite ways God has called us to minister here this year. Above is one of our engagement...

Nolan Alan Johnston

May

3

2014

Nolan Alan Johnston

doug

Ecuador

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Nolan is 5 weeks old today, but with all the life changing craziness, it feels like it’s been 5 months. Angela and I have been learning a lot and it’s been a great help to have her mom here for the past 2 weeks. We’re not getting much sleep these days, but we’re sure enjoying...

High School Career Day

Mar

28

2014

What do you want to be when you grow up? I know some adults who are still figuring that out, but kids often seem to have a pretty good handle on the answer to that, at least when they’re little.  ”I want to be a doctor!” “A chef!” “A lion trainer!”  More power...

A Story of Life

Mar

20

2014

A Story of Life

angela

Ecuador

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Alliance Academy doesn’t let students graduate early. Even if a studious Senior has all the credits they need, they still have to take the full year of classes and wait until June to graduate with the rest of their class. Except for when God drops lives into our midst whose stories reach far beyond...

Passion, Calling, & Our Future

Feb

27

2014

As many of you know, we spent the past couple months prayerfully considering whether or not to continue serving in Quito at Alliance Academy for a third year. We are so grateful for the prayers and encouragement from people we love as we’ve gone through this! There have been many pieces to sort...