Monthly Archives: August 2011

One step closer

We are another step closer to our goal of going to Chile in  October! This past Tuesday, we had an appointment at the Chilean Consulate and received our temporary residence visas. We learned of our appointment on Friday morning, as Blake … Continue reading

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Thoughts from our family: part 5

This week’s thoughts from our family comes from Blake’s sister, Stacy. Stacy loves to work with and write for preschoolers and children, and has recently had a story “The Missing Sunglasses” published in Highlights magazine.

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What a Sunday!

Blessed. Humbled. Encouraged. Empowered. Challenged. Loved. Those are just a few words that describe how we feel this week after what was one of the greatest Sundays of our lives.

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Thoughts from our family: part 4

This week’s post comes from my sister, Karla. Karla has just recently graduated from AB Tech and has moved to Raleigh to begin studies at NC State. As you will see, Karla loves to travel, and we look forward to … Continue reading

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Departure Delayed

We cannot wait to be in Chile. We eagerly anticipate settling in to our new home, learning the culture of the Aymara, and beginning our ministry with our new friends and partners. At times, the excitement is overwhelming!

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Thoughts from our family: part 3

This week’s post is from my older sister, Jaimie Sweem. Jaimie is eight years older than I am. She’s married to my awesome brother-in-law, David, and they have two adorable children, ages four and six. Jaimie works as a school … Continue reading

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