We are blessed by our daughter Rebekah. She is a gentle, meek and quiet spirit and we enjoy being her parents. It is hard to imagine that a little over 12 years ago, we were welcoming her into the world. We had four children already, and it had been nine years since we had a baby in the house. I had returned to college, had a full scholarship, and was planning to get my teacher's degree so I could teach in the Christian school where my children attended. The Lord had other plans in mind. Shortly after Rebekah was born, we moved to Rochester NY as Doug accepted a full time chaplain position in a gospel preaching jail ministry, and I became a Spanish teacher at a Christian school--but the Lord used that to bring me back to my first priority of being a keeper at home, and to homeschool my daughters.
Life takes interesting turns--and I never would have imagined we would end up in the Canary Islands. I am so thankful for the two younger daughters the Lord has given us--and that they love living here on the mission field with their mom and dad!