Drew and I have been happily married for the past 11 years. We are here today, standing strong together, because God is Good. He has saved us and drawn us ever closer to Him. We are nothing without Him and because of all He has done for us we want to share His love with others. It is amazing to look back and see how God has led us to this point. Many of those "hard times" that didn't make sense at the time now are seen clearly as stepping stones to where we are today. God always has a plan and true happiness is found when we put our trust in Him and let Him lead. We are following His leading and have never been more excited or happy as we take this step toward His calling to Cameroon.
And now a little background on us.
Drew has worked at Pineview Homes in Evart, Michigan for the past 12 years as a direct care worker, working with the abuse and neglect(and delinquent) boys as well as working on a construction crew for about 4 years. Drew has coached basketball for Pineview and helped out with the Daystar Volleyball team as well as the basketball team. He has taken up farming the past few years, runs sound at our church and family camp, and is always up for a challenge. He enjoys rock climbing, fishing, camping, hiking, and pretty much any sport.
I, Dana, have worked at Pineview Homes full time and now part time as a direct care worker with Drew in the Pugsley House (neglect & abuse unit). I have also worked as a teacher at our church-school, Daystar Christian Academy, for all grades but am leading the 7th-12th grades this year. I am thankful daily for the opportunity to be a part of the students lives. God has definitely lead me to this position and has given me such a burden for each and every one of my students. I have been able to coach volleyball at Daystar for several years as well as getting to coach it this year with Sheryl (our traveling buddy for this trip). Other things I enjoy are sewing, singing, drama, camping and canoeing, and anything adventurous.
We are blessed to have two wonderful children, Katie, age 10 and Kent, age 6.
Katie in 5th grade and is learning the violin this year. She loves puppets, drama, singing, and playing 'Little house on the Prairie'.
Kent is in 2nd grade this year. He loves building things and has a vivid imagination. He likes guitars, basketball, wrestling with daddy, and singing.
God has surrounded us with many wonderful family members, friends, and a great Pastor who has also been a good mentor to us. We are grateful for each one of them. We know anything done like this requires great prayer support so we ask you to keep us in your prayers and hearts.