Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We have been appointed as missionaries to Austria!

It's official! On November 2nd, we completed our final interview and were officially appointed as missionaries with WorldVenture, on our way to Vienna, Austria. We are thrilled that our journey is just beginning and are excited at what God has in store for us!

(And to prove it is official...check us out on the WorldVenture website, with an official personal ministry profile!)

After we completed our in-person interview, we spent 2 weeks at WorldVenture's headquarters in Littleton, CO for our first training session. We laughed, prayed, ate a lot of food, digested large amounts of information, cast a vision for the coming months, and bonded with a great group of 13 other appointed missionaries preparing for the field. It was a memorable time! (Photo highlights can be found below.)

We would appreciate your prayers as we begin preparing for the field. Please pray...
  • that God would draw us closer to Him as we experience significant transition and times of uncertainty
  • for protection against discouragement and weariness when the road seems long and difficult
  • that God would raise up a strong and diligent prayer team to partner with us, both now and once we arrive in Austria
  • for the church in Austria and its great spiritual need
  • for financial provision, including monthly support and one-time gifts to enable us to relocate to Europe and begin ministry
More info to come...until then, auf wiedersehen!

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More from our time in Colorado after the jump

Our Fall 2010 "Class" of WorldVenture Appointees, headed to countries around the globe!

Nate's parents, Wally and Beth, flew to Colorado to attend some sessions for parents and celebrate with us.

During an "Appointment Celebration Service", we gave a brief 3-minute presentation to the WorldVenture staff about who we are and where we're headed.

On our day off, we went rock climbing in Golden, CO.


  1. Hey guys. I was on the operation world website today and saw the video clip below and thought of you two. I pray that things are well, and that God is moving in and through your lives.


    Thank you for your service for His glory.


  2. that is a great site! thanks for passing the video along! We are excited to spend some time up in MN this summer - it would be great to connect then.


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