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NEW Blog Site

We've moved all of our blog posts over to an actual blog hosting site. If you'd like to follow along with our journey in missions in Bleize, please follow our new blog at: www.cosnersmtw.wordpress.com. Thanks!!
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simple is as simple does

Preparing for the mission field involves lots of church visits and presentations, lunch and coffee conversations, and follow-up emails and phone calls. The reason you are going is very much on the forefront of your mind as you endlessly share about the “vision” for ministry and show photos of the...
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Convicted

Today my heart hurts. The reality of sin and brokenness in this world sometimes comes crashing into sunny unsuspecting days. And the moment one bit of comfortable creeps in, you are reminded of the great needs all around you. You are reminded that the world does not live by God’s standards. You are...
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What We've Been Up To

Since arriving here in July, we have been getting adjusted to our new home, learning a new routine for homeschooling, and just trying to figure out how to live here. Mike has also been preaching every other week through the book of I Peter, and we've been leading worship and helping organize the...
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We're back!!

We graduated from ILE and have returned to Rock Hill, SC!! We are so excited to be home and to have these few short months to visit with our family. Please pray for us during this transition time, that our support will be raised quickly, that the right decisions about our house will be made, that...
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Pura Vida!

So I got this sign the other day at the artisan market as a souvenir and memory of our time in Costa Rica. Literal translation: pure life. Here in Costa Rica, it’s a phrase used by the people to basically say, “It’s all good.” I’ve been reflecting on this phrase, and our experiences here, for the...
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I Had a Dream

Last night, I had a dream that I was in Belize. I walked into one of my classes and there were my girls, all smiles to see me. I gave one of them a hug and she asked me, “How long will you be here this time Miss Chrissy?” and I started weeping with joy as I answered her, “I don’t have to leave this...
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We made it to Costa Rica!

We've taken the first big step toward Belize, and have finally arrived in language school in Costa Rica. We've officially been here a month now, and are slowly adjusting. Our studies are going very well so far, although our family transition has its ups and downs. Please keep praying for us all, as...
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The Cleavers We Are NOT

Have you ever watched those Nanny 911 shows? You know the ones with the unruly out of control children and the british woman (not a mom) who comes in and sets the family straight? I find myself thinking, “these parents are idiots! These kids are just spoiled rotten and need to be properly...
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move

time stands still. time marches on. time flies…             it’s supposed to be fun.   letting everything go, holding memories closer, tighter.   one step at a time, one foot out the door, with my feet on the ground and my heart on...
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