When will you be leaving?
- We're here, though we arrived a little later than planned. Originally we had hoped to be here at the beginning of the school year in 2017, but in
God's perfect timing we were able to begin serving in mid November when there was a more critical need. Had we arrived earlier than this, school schedules and classrooms may have looked much
different. We are thankful that God new exactly when he needed us here.
We are scheduled to begin serving at BCA in August, 2017. We still have a lot of
preparation prior to leaving. As we continue to raise up our support team we will have a few trainings to attend and will also spend time getting our house ready to sell.
If you're going to be working at a school, why don't they pay you?
- Great question! The truth of the matter is we ourselves are missionaries. In order to keep costs down for missionary families, teachers and staff are required to
raise their own financial support by creating support teams of individuals, churches and groups that feel led participate with the work we are doing in Bucharest and Romania. The tuition that
families do pay is actually very low and more or less helps pay for needed educational materials, building maintenance/repair and keeps the lights on. 70% of a schools budget can focus on staff
salary. By taking that element out of the equation, MK Schools are able to keep costs down.
How long will you be serving?
- While BCA has asked us to commit to a two-year term, we have always planned on making this our long-term career. That said we are looking to initially
serve a four-year term. We will of course come home to visit with family, friends and supporters during this time, but we plan to make Bucharest our new home.
Why would you pack up and move your family all the way across the world?
- A) Because The Great Commission that Jesus spoke of upon his resurrection requires it. "Therefore go
and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with
you always, to the very end of the age." - Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)
- B) Because there are people out there that need saving... In John 14:6, Jesus says, "I am the way and the
truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." If people don't hear and accept Christ, than they do not have the promise of eternal salvation. While it is true that
there are people who need saving here at home, there are more people whom are willing to serve actively in their own communities than the larger world abroad. We're only one small family,
but we are willing to join others in partnership in this endeavor.
- C) Because we can. Some people are called to mission work in their home town. Some are called to serve in a
short-term capacity abroad. Others may have a heart for missions, but may find that they themselves are unable for one circumstance or another to serve in this capacity for any length of
time. That is why we are actively seeking partners. We know that there are those who have a desire to be involved in missions, but may not themselves be able to go. We are simply making ourselves
available to go. "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be
measured to you." - Luke 6:38 (NIV)