Why It’s Okay To Be Weak, And Tell Others You Are

STRENGTH. Probably one of the most desired quality of the human Race and especially Americans. In the United States we celebrate strength, and wear it as a badge of honor. When going through seemingly insurmountable problems, people tell them, “You are so strong I know you will make it through.” What pressure this puts on…

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In With The New- Newsletter

Our first year in Mexico is coming to a close; it is the end of some things and the beginning of others. Our first Christmas in our new home has come and gone and it was just lovely.  Having no idea what to expect we were timid to begin the season without family in a…

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Why Holidays Abroad Are Difficult For Missionaries

It’s exciting to learn a country’s different cultures and customs during holidays. John and I are eagerly anticipating the Christmas season to take part in these customs. We are thankful that our kids can be a part of something different. Even so, in all the excitement and learning is a yearning for holiday traditions of…

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Six months of Survival! A Newsletter

6 Months.  It’s been six months since we arrived. In that time we have put our kids in school, Set our house up, gotten our residency visas, enrolled Malachi in a school for people with cerebral palsy, Malachi got accepted into CRIT, 1 church plant information dinner, 2 church plant launch team meetings, and have…

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We Can’t Go Back

Think back to that moment when your eyes were opened and you saw an aspect of life that would forever change you. In that moment, you could never go back because you had been affected so much that something new was imprinted on your heart. I’ve heard stories from some of you that have been…

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100 Women

There are 3,000 kids that go to CRIT (treatment facility for special needs kids). 3,000! That means that there are about 5,000 caretakers coming to CRIT with the kids and most of them are moms. I do see mother/father, but the main caretakers are moms. As I am with Malachi; I am primarily in charge…

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Missionary care opportunity

We are quickly approaching the time of our annual field council. This is the time that all of the missionaries from our region gather for meetings. Some things that we accomplish during this time are: each family unit reports on their work for the prior year and their plans for the upcoming year. The other…

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The Beginnings of a Missionary Term

Much has transpired in the last couple months, and we have much for which to be grateful. Around the end of January, we finally were fully financially supported and received the go-ahead to return to the field. Unfortunately, the visa process that we began in December took WEEKS longer than anticipated and we were stuck…

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Follow John as he drives to Guadalajara!

So I’ve brought back the real-time tracker. Starting tomorrow morning you should be able to track my progress as I travel at http://thebjorgens.net/map.php . If all the technology cooperates, you should be able to follow me in real time as well as get updates on what I’m currently thinking. Adios America! Viva Mexico!…

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Snow = Visas?????

Wow. We stand amazed. We have acquired our visas in a seemingly impossible circumstance. Last night we looked at the weather and saw that our area was going to get some snow, so we decided to get a hotel room in Raleigh near the consulate to avoid a dngerous drive. By the time we arrived…

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