The room is dark. The only light is filtering in through shuttered windows, shielding against the harsh afternoon sun. By some standards, you would consider it a […]
Lines. Being a fan of amusement parks, I’ve been in some long lines. Once, I waited three hours for a 45 second ride. The 3,200 inmates/refugees we […]
I was assigned to Family Services: Level 1, in the center of Moria Prison on the Greek Island of Lesvos, about two miles from Turkey. At least […]
It is a bit eerie looking out and seeing Turkey so close. I’ve heard second-hand stories about what is happening over there and they’re simply heart-breaking. What […]
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At 15-years-old, Jeff committed his life to serving Jesus on the mission field in Europe. In her early 20s Carrie knew she was supposed to be a […]
Read the email that went with this video.
See the email that went with this video.
This is our 4th week coming to you on location from Germany. Read the email that went with this video.
About a week before Easter, I, Jeff, was talking to a German friend here. I was helping him with his English while he was helping me with […]
This week we start out in front of the closest thing Kandern has to fast food: Turkish Döner Kabap. These little restaurants are in every little village […]
Carrie talks about volunteering at the refugee center and an update on our campaign to stay here in Germany. Here’s the link to the email that goes […]
This is the first of 10 video/emails. In these emails we’ll highlight different aspects of the ministry we’ve discovered here in Germany. Here’s the link to the […]
Thank you so much for praying for my first trip to The Netherlands. I say first, because I’m already scheduled to go back for another conference in […]
On New Year’s Eve day in 1987, I was a freshman in high school and I was growing and maturing in my walk with Jesus. God had […]
Here’s the email we just sent out. Hope you had a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!
Time sure flies when you’re having fun! Here’s an update on how we’re doing!
This past Sunday—August 24—marked one full month since we moved to Germany! The honeymoon phase hasn’t worn off yet, but there have been moments—like the time when […]
Can you believe we have been living here in Germany for more than three weeks! The past few days sure have been full and there’s so much […]
You Can Drink the Water—Just Don’t Do It in Public! The tap water (Leitungswasser, Trinkwasser) in Germany ranks among the healthiest in the world. However, most Americans […]
Less than a week ago (Thursday, 24 July, 2014) we arrived at the Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airport dazed and jetlagged after more than 20 hours of travel. Every day […]
One month ago (May 23rd) we announced that we had a date to move to Germany: July 23. At that time we announced that in order to […]
Greater Europe Mission just released its newest tool to help people find where they’re needed on the European mission field. Check it out at www.GEMAdventure.com. I’ve listed […]
We’ve started adding videos to our monthly prayer emails. These are simple, short little videos where we just share our heart along with our prayer requests for […]
Ever since that English Speaking Club and that night of poetry, this poem has been rattling in my brain. Such a beautiful, powerful, and scandalous depiction of […]
I woke up this morning comparing myself with various people. My daily devotional was so perfect I though I’d share it here. Be sure to read the […]
I’m so glad I was able to go and be a part of the eDOT team earlier this month. Rather than write about it, I thought I’d […]
Here’s our latest newsletter that went out March 25, 2014.
Code-a-Thons are a ministry of LightSys Technology Services where they invite college students majoring in computer science or engineering to spend their Spring Break writing code for missions. […]
The Latin phrase Carpe Diem, means “seize the day.” Taking risks to make your life extraordinary is biblical, if done according to God’s plan and principles. The idea […]
Last year Pastor Daniel at Mountain Springs taught about digging ditches. This was a profound message for us about preparing to receive the provision the Lord has […]
The following is from a blog I read occasionally. We often hear people use some funny terminology when they talk about missions. It’s not uncommon to hear missionaries share, […]
By Carrie’s Mom, Carolyn Hardin (1942-2013) (published in the Long Beach Press Telegram, 1995) It has always amazed me how God prepares the heart for his word, […]
Sometimes people, especially churches, ask if there are opportunities to go to Europe on short term outreaches. There sure are! Where are you called?
Almost every Sunday afternoon in my (Jeff’s) 7th grade year I’d go over to a friend’s house to play the board game Risk. Inevitably, every time we […]
Wesley & Sophie are registered for School in Germany starting this fall! When the Lord asked us to GO three years ago, His clear message to me […]
Turn in your Bibles to Luke 15. First, a confession. I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve heard messages or allusions to this passage. […]
For three weeks Carrie and I have been in North Carolina attending a course on living cross-culturally at CIT (Center for Intercultural Training). One of the most […]
We have completed our first week of pre-field training here at CIT (Center for Intercultural Training). The topics so far have included:
Our sending church (Mountain Springs) is hosting about 750 kids for VBS with another 350 adult and teen volunteers. If you are visiting this site because your […]
Remember the classic scene where Indiana Jones has to take a leap of faith to cross a bottomless pit? (See it again here.) That’s how we feel sometimes, but that’s […]
We’ve been huge frozen yogurt fans for years and years! It is only suiting that we have a fundraiser at the YoYogurt at Stetson Hills and Powers, the […]
Ever hear a pastor tell a story that you remembered years later? That happened to us recently and it really speaks to where we are right now. Albert […]
We have two events coming up in May. We’re getting close to going and we need to finish finding our Armor-Bearers! Here’s the official flyer!
Europe isn’t one of the first places you think of for international missions; indeed, even for many missions-minded people and churches, Europe isn’t even on the radar. […]
This past weekend we were invited to give a flyer to the families at our church. It invites them to consider adopting us as their missionary family. […]
Judas is the villain of the Gospel. The Man of Perdition, born to betray the Son of God. But have you ever thought about his betrayal from […]
We just started a new 50 at 50 campaign. All of our support raising efforts over the last two years have been person to person. The Lord […]
Ever want to tell someone about Jesus, but weren’t sure how to start or what to say? There’s an app for that!
A few days ago a German court ruled that the internet is an essential part of daily life. This ruling echoes similar decisions from courts in France […]
Transcript Click to start the video above to listen to a pre-release edition of a radio broadcast that will be aired next month. When? — Friday, February […]
Turn in your Bibles with me to 2 Kings, chapter 3. (Don’t you just love to hear the thumbing of smartphone screens?) In this chapter we find […]
In the last part of 2012 we attended Perspectives, a college-level class about the God’s missionary heart for the world. This was an incredible experience that we […]
I’m on my final leg of my trip home and I’m somewhere over Texas looking at a crimson Texas-earth-inspired sunset. I’ve spent the last five days in […]
Below is a chapter out of our Perspectives text book that really meant a lot to Carrie and me. GEM is seeking the Lord for ways to […]
We’ve been hearing about a wonderful class called Perspectives for a long time now. We thought hard about signing up a year ago when it was offered […]
“He will guide us forever.” Psalm 48:14 The Lord as my guide is an image I’ve had in my mind since I started reading God’s Guidance by […]
We are excited to see God blessing this path to serve Him with eDOT in Germany. We have met so many amazing people along this support-raising journey, […]
GEM wants to ignite discipleship movements in 50 cities over the next five years (Click here for more info). Discipleship multiplication training is essential to that vision in […]
For two years Greater Europe Mission has been laying the ground work in preparation to reach the athletes, coaches, fans, and people of England. Now, over 300 […]
I (Jeff) am really excited that one of my projects with eDOT will be helping to establish Mobile Outreach Centers (MOC). A MOC is a mobile computer […]
The billboard above asks, “What if what we grew up believing isn’t true?” If you were in the right country in May, 2012, you might have seen this […]
In our conversations with potential Armor-Bearers, we’ve met a few that would rather give toward more tangible than just a monthly gift into a lump sum. If […]
I –Jeff– love rollercoasters. I love the sound of the clack-clack-clack on that first hill. My Dad would always ask me (and now I ask my kids) […]
The team Jeff will be joining has been undergoing some significant changes that we are really excited about. We haven’t talked a lot about eDOT in the […]
When I was five years old my parents were nominal Catholics who were invited to a Catholic home Bible study, which, unbeknownst to them, was a part […]