The Cagwin Chronicle
Onward: Equipping Missionaries through Pastoral Care
A New Venture
As we look back, we see God preparing us "for such a time as this": this position requires three years of previous missions experience, which is exactly the term we served in Spain (before we had kids)... and both the good and painful experiences we've had over the last thirteen years of pastoring in the USA give us a much deeper understanding and ability to minister to others.
Ministry, both in the US and overseas, is tough work. The fact is, most people in ministry don't last long. And for those who do "survive," few of them thrive. This reality has led to a recent surge in "member care," with missions taking a much more active role in providing shepherding and support for their staff on the field. Our new ministry, which intersects well with our passion, will be to equip missionaries to thrive by providing pastoral care and training.
Peter will be in 5th grade in Black Forest Academy-- which is part of the Middle School! He already has made friends there and is excited to jump right in.
Hanna & Julia
These two are furthest apart in age, but most alike! Hanna will be in 8th grade this fall, and Julia will be in all-German Kindergarten. Hanna speaks the most German right now, but Julia will probably surpass her by the end of the year!
Elli will be in a bilingual 2nd grade. This academic year will be the hardest for her, as she has to learn her subjects while also catching up in understanding and communicating in German. I am sure she will appreciate your prayers!
Hanna & Julia
We can't do it alone! :)
We cannot go, nor thrive ourselves, alone. We are asking people like you to partner with us both in prayer and in finances. In order to serve overseas, we need to raise all of our living expenses. Would you partner with us in prayer and monthly support? If so, visit our giving page! It's very easy to use, and will help walk you through the process: