TEAM Pix Dec. 2015: Thank you for your trust

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you so much for your support to us and to Training East African Ministers in 2015! God and you have been very gracious!

What a privilege to have several supporters/family/friends visit us this year. (Maybe you should come to?) Pastors Jim Olson and Tom and Alice Flaherty came as well as my sister Leann and her whole family of ten. We ended the year with a visit from Jan’s brother David Horsager, his wife Lisa, and their four great kids.

Nairobi Skyline with Jan’s brother Dave Horsager and families


We got to show them Nairobi and introduce them to our friends, church, schools, and ministry.

Trust Edge Leadership Training with Dave Horsager in Nairobi

David spent a full day teaching the advantages of the Trust Edge and the 8 pillars to build it with a group of senior church leaders. We also met with several of these leaders separately.  We really enjoyed learning from him and seeing the excitement of about these truths from the leaders. We praise God for how he is using David’s books and teaching with many leaders, businesses, and government organizations in the USA and other countries.

Family Christmas 2015 in Nairobi

A little update on our family: Janice passed her proposal defense with just some minor revisions while David’s family was here. Hannah finished her first semester of her MDiv with Hebrew and Biblical theology of mission. Rachel and Isaac have been doing well in so many activities like leading National Honor Society fundraisers and service projects. Isaac is going to Northwestern University in Chicago. NWU is also Rachel’s first choice of the eight colleges she is applying to. Justin has been leading the Intervarsity group at Macalester as well as dorm residents as a senior RA. He has enjoyed learning more about the field he hopes to serve in after graduating in May: global mental public health.

David and Lisa also treated our families to a safari in the Masai Mar



A few moments later things got more interesting: This van got a flat tire which had to be changed within sight of these lions.