After nearly 17 years of ministry in Papua New Guinea, God called us to Washington, DC. We arrived on July 14, 2014 with nine suitcases, two guitars, and a computer. Our lives have been one miracle after another for the past nearly two years. God allowed us to start the GraceWay Baptist Church of Capitol Hill in January of 2015. We meet in a community arts center nine blocks from the Capitol. We are currently ministering to Marines, residents, staff, and interns. The Lord continues to open doors giving us favor and influence in amazing, God-appointed ways.
Our children are growing up. Marshall is now attending Bible school in Boise, Idaho as well as working as a graphic design intern with Smart Story, Inc. The six at home had the opportunity to play organized sports for the first time with a local Christian school this year. They enjoyed the experience immensely. Our girls are babysitting for a Congresswoman and working as interns. Just think—from trekking through the jungles in the South Pacific to giving tours of the Capitol! What an amazing thrill this life of following God is!
Funny story: on her first tour, our daughter, Johanna, could not remember the English word for “bury”. She said the Pidgin equivalent, “Congress wanted to “plant” George Washington here, but he wanted to be “planted” at his home in Mt. Vernon.”