Asking for money

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For the past five and a half years, we’ve lived on full time support. Meaning, we haven’t had an employer paying us to do the work we did in China, but have had family and those in the Church family provide us our living expenses. Living on support is a delicate way of life. Let’s face it, it’s just awkward …

Are you always looking forward to something?

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I am. I’m one of those people who really need to learn to live in the moment because I am almost always looking forward to the next exciting thing/event/people/food. Good news: we received our visa in the mail!! Unbelievable considering the long drawn out process (see previous post), and so very thankful to the Lord for giving us favor. We …

I don’t need Jesus to be my “personal” Savior

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I love to worship. One of the things I missed the most in our years in China is opportunities for great worship experiences. (Especially coming from Wheaton, where we were so privileged to have been led by extraordinary Christian artists and gifted worship leaders in amazing worship experiences.) But recently (well, actually for the past several years), I’ve started having …

The Road to a Visa in Taiwan

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When we decided to move to Taiwan, we needed to figure out a way for Jason and the kids, all of whom are U.S. citizens to legally reside in Taiwan. Now let me dispel a very common myth here: just because you are married to someone of another citizenship does NOT mean you can automatically legally stay in that country! …

Missing China

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I’m a bit emotional at the moment as I have just written our last newsletter (for those who are interested in how we tag team as a couple, I write the newsletters, and Jason edits, puts up pictures, formats, and sends them out), to be sent out soon. Oh boy, it’s just an end of an era, to think we …

Pilot Post

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I’m so excited to start this new blog. I had been managing another blog that was mainly for the purpose of posting pictures of the kids. Then I decided pictures are a lot easier to upload on facebook than on blogger so I kinda stopped blogging. Besides, the title of that one is “Brandt kids in Tianjin”, and we’re not …