Thursday, July 30, 2015

Christopher is 14!

Matti was so excited to give "Chippy" one of her favorite books.


Christopher loves climbing, hiking, fishing, camping... etc...

Big Brother!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Exciting News!!!

New Missionary family coming to Greenland!!!

Introducing: JR & Cheryl Wright and their family, the Newest Missionaries to Greenland!

Most of you have been praying with us for years that God would send another missionary family to help us on this Pioneer Mission Field.  Thank you for those prayers!  God has answered our prayers "exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.”

Now the amazing part… The Wright family are already friends of ours!  Carole has known Cheryl since they were children!  JR and I have become good friends over the years.  We are thrilled they have answered the call!  Please be in prayer as they begin deputation.  They are looking for meetings.  If your church is looking to support a missionary to Greenland, please consider this family!  We recommend them 100%.  The sooner they get here, the better!

Each night in family devotions, our children pray for missionaries to come and help us.  Our daughter Emilia took it a step further and prayed that God would send the “Right" family.  God answered her literally by sending the “Wright” family. ☺︎

With God All Things Are Possible!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day 2015

Our kids are blessed with a great Dad! :-)

My Dad - I've been blessed with a Godly Heritage. We are so excited about him coming to help with the Boat Ministry! The kids love to call him "Pop-Pop the Sailor Man"

Chris's Parents - Love these people!  We're so thankful for all the boxes they send and the great times and memories we have with them!

My three men :-)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ten Years!

Today we celebrate 10 years on the mission field.  We have experienced many firsts and seen God do the impossible time & time again.  It has been a decade of adventure serving the LORD overseas!

In the coming weeks, we will be sharing several “10 Things” posts on things we have experienced, learned and seen God do on the mission field.

Ten Thousand reasons to Smile!

Today is our Ten Year Anniversary of being on the Mission Field and we received a wonderful gift!  Chris recently finished a three year project of translating another tract. The tract company sent us 10,000 tracts free of charge and paid for shipping! We are excited to add yet another tract to our slowly growing Greenlandic Gospel Literature Collection. This is not only a huge help to us but will also be a blessing to future missionaries to Greenland! 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Gospel Boat

For those of you who have asked for pictures of the boat... We're just so excited about what God is doing in Greenland! We can't wait to get this boat on the water and reaching other towns and villages with The Gospel!
This is an excerpt from Steve Nissley, The Captain. "This is the First Baptist Church of Greenland's Gospel boat. We are getting ready to remove the plywood top, shrink wrap it and send it to Greenland. We are going to letter it before it goes. It will have the church logo on the sides and Ilulissat Greenland on the back".

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Monday, June 01, 2015

They're going to be here a long time!

Last year we were thrilled when we received our Permanent Residence permits!  However, the only fly in the ointment was it was only for us, not the children.  This year as we re-applied for them we asked for a 3 year extension.  Today we received our Children's Residence Permits.  Each child is approved for Residency in Greenland until they are 18 years old!  

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

I love being mom to these five kids!  I've been so blessed.

Our Girls                                                                                      Our Boys

I've also been blessed with a great Mother-in-law.  She did a great job in raising her son!  She's a wonderful Grammy to our kids.  Our kids love anytime spent with Grammy and every box that comes from her!
My in-laws during their visit in July 2014

Thinking of my Mom today too.  Although I would have loved to have had her for many more years, I'm so thankful for the time we did have together.  We started our journey together as mother and daughter, but along the way we became friends.  I thank God for giving me such a mother as her.  I've been so blessed.  

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Snow Place Like Home!

We returned home (after a whirlwind 10 weeks in America) to more snow than we have seen in our eight years in Greenland!  It just keeps coming and coming!  It has snowed several inches every day since our return home.  With the spring sunshine and fresh snow, Ilulissat is a beautiful place!  

Monday, March 30, 2015


On March 29th, our last Sunday in the States, Chris had the privilege to baptize our four oldest children.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

BMW Blog Hop

I'm participating in a Blog Hop from the Baptist Missionary Women Blog.  Several other missionary wives have participated and it's a fun way to get to know other missionaries and learn about other fields!  To participate we need to share five facts about ourselves.  Here are mine:

1 - My husband and I are the only Baptist missionaries in the country of Greenland.  It can get lonely at times, but it’s exciting to serve the Lord on a pioneer mission field!

2 - We are currently on a short furlough and have been to several meetings down south.  My favorite part of this is that sweet tea is available everywhere!

3 - I have five children.  Two were born in the state of Maryland, Our middle child was born in the country of Iceland, and the last two were born in the country of Greenland.  So, all five were born in a place that ends in “Land” 

4 - I live in a small town 200 miles above the Arctic Circle.  The name of our town is Ilulissat which means “icebergs.”  We live beside one of the most productive glaciers in the world.  Each day it produces enough ice to provide NYC with fresh water for a year!  Every day we can see icebergs floating out to sea and I love that our view is ever changing.

5 - We took our honeymoon to Greenland.  Doesn’t everyone go to an island for their honeymoon?! :-)

Please visit Jolene's Blog over at "With Love from Ukraine"   Although I've never met Jolene in person I consider her a sweet friend.  We've known each other online for several years now.  Technology can be a blessing!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Anna Grace is 12!

Our Anna is now 12!  She was excited to celebrate her birthday in America!  The last time she was able to do that was when she turned 2, and that seems like just yesterday...

Anna as a bridesmaid a few days before her birthday

Monday, February 16, 2015


We returned to America in January and hit the ground running!  We enjoyed spending time with family and the kids have really enjoyed getting to know their aunts, uncles and cousins all over again!    My sister planned her wedding for when we were back.  She lives in northern Maine and her wedding day was a very cold, windy and snowy day, but her wedding was beautiful!

The Nissley Family (Carole's Family)

Chris's parents with their grandchildren.
Each of us come from large families so when we are all together there are plenty of cousins to play with!

Our time is short here, but we are visiting with supporting churches and new churches.  We love sharing our burden for Greenland and all that God has done there.  We pray we can come back some year and visit ALL of our churches.  However, the need for more laborers in Greenland is great and we can't leave our work there unattended too long.  In just the short time we've been gone tragedy has happened to someone close to us.  A suicide.  It's hard to minister long distance, highlighting the need for help!  We are praying God uses us during our time in the States to burden hearts with the need for missionaries to Greenland