Wednesday, January 14, 2015

millie - january interview

Millie.
Personality and sweetness bundled into one girl. 

January 13
• What is something mommy always says to you? You say “I love you.”
• What makes you happy?  Papa and trains and kid movies
• What makes you sad? fire, or when my special things rip pr break or when a dog comes along and eats my food. (Note: this has never actually happened)
• What makes you laugh? anything. When I toot a big long toot.
• How old are you?  5
• How old is Mommy? 65
• How old is Daddy? 34
• What is your favorite thing to do? go to fairs and eat cotton candy and ride on the rides.
• Who is your best friend?  Jesus. Jenna and Julianna and Auntie Jodi and Anna
• What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to learn how to be a cash register and a doctor and a fire lady
• What are you really good at? I think coloring
• What is your favorite food? watermelon and snow and kiwi and cutie
• What is your favorite song? Animals and Ride the white pony
• What do you want for your birthday this year? I want my very own play house that I can fit in
• What is your favorite animal? Zebras and bees - not because they sting but because they have really bright yellow on them
• What is love? That someone likes you really much
• What does mommy/daddy do for work? Papa - work on airplanes. Mama - watch me and Sam
• Where is your favorite place to go? the fair











Tuesday, January 13, 2015

sam's january interview

Samuel.
My blue-eyed boy. 
This kid has brought SO MUCH joy to our lives. 

He makes the silliest expressions. The sweetest smiles.



 His laugh - oh my goodness. It’s infectious. You can’t help but smile when he’s laughing. It’s impossible. 





January 13 - 
• What is something Mama always says to you? She says, Millie and Sam talk to Mama and Dada
• What makes you happy? That’s up in the sky, up up in heaven. Jesus!
• What makes you sad? Feelings
• What makes you laugh? Percy the train
• How old are you? 5
• How old is Mama? 3
• How old is Papa? 3
• What is your favorite thing to do? Swim in the swimming pool
• Who is your best friend? Malachai is my best friend (Note: he does not actually know anyone by this name.)
• What do you want to be when you grow up? A police dog
• What are you really good at? I’m really good at swimming and eating
• What is your favorite food? I like to eat a cheese sick
• What is your favorite song? Sissy
• What do you want for your birthday this year? A train set (Note: We have ample amount of train set.)
• What is your favorite animal? snakes
• What is love? it means that you’re not fine your sad
• What does Papa/Mamado for work? Papa -Fix trains.  Mama - stay home
• Where is your favorite place to go? To papa’s work







Tuesday, January 6, 2015

the short version


We generally like to be more “Look at Jesus” than “Look at us,” but since we recently have had more people liking our Facebook page and following our missionary journey, I thought I would share a little bit about us. 

Captain Anderson:
Todd was born in Portland, OR some years ago. After that, his family lived in Pensilvania, Ohio, and back to Oregon, where the folks still live. The baby of 3 children,  he was baptized as a young teen. Todd is quiet, mechanical, and thoughtful. He has a BS degree from Walla Walla College in Aviation Management. 

Mama Cas:
I am from Walla Walla, WA. I became a Christian in 2002 and have always considered that the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I have a BS degree from WWC in mass communications. (And since it’s weird talking about myself you can just read more about me here). 

Todd and I began our missionary service in 2004, a year after we were united in marriage, in The Philippines. After a year there, we knew that was what we wanted to dedicate our lives to. We went to Tacoma, WA where I got an AS and an AB and Todd got his AS (when he became an aircraft mechanic). After 2 years in Tacoma, I went to Africa for 2 1/2 months and fell even more in love with living for Jesus in foreign lands. We returned to Walla Walla to finish our degrees and spent the summer of 2008 in the Republic of Kiribati, where we planned on returning for long-term service. We graduated from WWC in 2009 and Amelia was born a few weeks later. As it became more apparent that it would not work out to return to Kiribati, we began to pray about where God would send us next. Samuel was born in 2011and after a year and a half of prayer, our family moved to Guyana (January 2013). Since then we’ve been on the ride of a lifetime living in Guyana and serving God with 2 barefoot kiddos. It’s not always fun, and it’s rarely easy, but we feel like this is the life God has called us to and we wouldn’t trade it for anything. 
Our family in Guyana Christmas 2013

Have a question about us or our ministry? Post a comment asking and we’ll be happy to tell you more!

our family is growing!

Well, I guess it’s time to let you know - our family is growing once again!

Mission family, that is. Friends, meet N9113M:


PRAISE THE LORD!!!

We are so thrilled to share that she’ll be joining us in Guyana as soon as she’s ready to go!

Getting her was a blessing in itself, but that was only phase 1. Phase 2 is about to begin.

Phase 2: This little beauty has a timed-out engine on her. That means, we’re now looking at an engine overhaul. She won’t need all the mods (pilot talk for modifications) that we would have needed on an older plane, it’s like she was made for jungle flying! So phase 2 is the maintenance phase. Captain Anderson has his work cut out for him, but here’s the best part - it’s not a plane sitting in pieces in boxes!

We are praising God for this blessing and we can’t wait to bring her home. Right now she’s sitting in Illinois. The paperwork should move along smoothly, and once we have the title Captain Anderson will go and start getting her airworthy. He’s got to spend about a week working on her before she can fly down. He’ll have to get a ferry permit to fly her down to Tennessee where the real work (engine overhaul) will begin.

To those who have been a part of helping with the purchase of her: THANK YOU!!! From the bottom of our hearts we are so filled with thankfulness that you were willing to sacrifice so that we can have this tool in Guyana to help spread the Good message of God’s great love. You are a part of this and we are grateful beyond words.

To those who would missed out on the blessing of being a part of the purchase - there’s still time to be a part of the blessing of getting her to Guyana! An engine overhaul is costly. Please consider helping with this cost. You can learn more about how to do that here.

Here is a short video I made in our last few months of flying in Guyana. I can’t wait to make another one sharing how N9113M is taking God’s Word even further into the jungles of Guyana.

Again, thank you all and stay tuned for more updates!

Friday, January 2, 2015

2014 lookback

Some of my most favorite (or memorable) moments caught on Instagram during 2014