Our Schedule:

Teaching English and Art together, putting on the GospelCafé concerts, prayer, meeting with our new French friends. It's a good life!

A complete listing of very specific requests for prayer can be found under "Prayer Requests."

For those just getting to know us, please visit the special sections to the right.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Two New Design Projects

Recently Russell completed two important assignments.

He was asked to design a new general brochure for World Team and a new logo for France V.I.E.

Cover for the World Team General Brochure
New logo for World Team in France

He is also working on a third assignment—a World Team training manual for church planters that will be available the first of December for staff worldwide.

Meeting News

In response to a letter we sent to several people requesting help in setting up group meetings, eight couples are going to invite friends and family to their homes and host presentations. Nine more couples are praying about the possibility of hosting.

We need to multiply our audience since we cannot multiply ourselves. (Actually we are trying even that.) A DVD of our presentation is in the works for those people outside of our driving range.

This is a postcard invitation available to anyone  who is planning a group meeting. Contact us if you would like to have us send you some.

French Christmas Cards

Carol and I met the young French couple, Baptiste and Emilie Margaillan, during the Paris Prayer Conference in 2005. Baptiste is an artist and Emilie teaches French sign language. They are also now fellow church planters working in the Paris area. He has designed Christmas cards using some of his paintings to help raise funds for their ministry in France.

To purchase some of his cards log on to: www.baptistemargaillan.fr

He has both Euro and Dollar price lists. This would be a great way to support our team in France.

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Night in Bethlehem

Russell will be a potter in Bethlehem for three nights during the Christmas season! He will sit in his "shop" at the potter's wheel and produce pottery during the event put on by First Assembly of God in Independence, MO.

If you would like to attend please go to the following URL:

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas Pageant

We are blessed to be staying in missionary housing provided by First Baptist Church in Raytown. We live less than a mile from the church and have enjoyed becoming involved in the very active life of this wonderful, worshipful congregation. We didn't have to think very long about the request to help paint new sets for the upcoming Christmas pageant. Since we no longer have a studio, the chance to do something art related was just too good to pass up.

Carol adding shadows.

Tickets for the 2010 Heart of America Christmas Pageant, I Need a Silent Night, are now available. Order by clicking here or by visiting the ROC Bookstore (inside First Baptist Rayown). Pageant tickets are complimentary and available to the public. If you have questions about performances or ticket information, call the Pageant Line at 816-778-1153.

Russell Blending colors with a damp cloth.

2010 Performances:
Friday, December 3 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 4 - 
3:30 sold out & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 5 - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, December 10 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 11 - 3:30 & 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 12 - 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fun-House Pizza

     We find it ironic that after 30 years of marriage, and moving all over the country, that we  would now be living within a mile of the place we had our first "non-date." Fun-House Pizza is still here, but the building behind it that housed Graphics Plus, the company where we met, is sitting empty. (Our lives are anything but.)
     Aimed at France as missionary church planters, we feel a sense of place and purpose we couldn't have imagined sitting at Fun-House all those years ago trying to figure out our relationship.