by Brecklyn Wilde
You hear howling in the night and you go outside to see what it is. Then you see a figure facing towards the moon. What is it? You probably just saw a wolf. You might think that you should run back to home, but if you just leave it alone it might not attack you.
You might have heard a bunch of stories about wolves, like “Little Red Riding Hood”, but they all talk about wolves attacking people. Wolves have actually been developed to be afraid of people because people have hurt them.
Wolves are dogs just adapted. But that does not mean that you go up to it and hug it. Even though they are afraid of people, it will still attack. A long time ago, wolves were supposed to hunt and bring back food for people. In that way, the people did not have to hunt. The differences between a dog and a wolf is that wolves are not suited for being domestic. Another reason why is that wolves are bigger than dogs. Wolves are also used to hunting more than dogs.
Wolves have different colors. Some are grey, black, white, brown, or multicolored. There are a bunch of different types of wolves such as the Red Wolf, the Arctic Wolf, and the Grey Wolf. Wolves have different names for each of their teeth, such as incisors, canine, molars and carnassial.
Wolves travel in packs. That way when they see prey, they can attack from all sides. I'll give an example. Let’s say that the wolves are traveling in a pack and they see a moose come by. The wolves cluster and come from all directions and they get the moose. Now let’s say the wolves were not travelling in a pack, they were traveling in a straight little line and that moose comes by. The wolves come from one direction and the moose reaches safety in the water and swims to the other side. The wolves won’t have any dinner that time.
When wolves run, it is called a marathon. They run for miles and miles each day almost without stopping. Wow! You would think that the wolves would never have a break! But they do. They rest when they eat and come back to their den to sleep.
Wolves are able to breed at 9-10 months old. Wolves can adopt other wolf babies when they alloparent. When wolf babies are just born, they are blind, helpless and have almost no sense of smell. They start to open up their eyes when they are between 11 and 15 days even though their eyesight is very faint. When they reach 12 weeks, they start to join the pack even though they don’t participate.
Whenever wolf packs are being spied by other animals, they move to a different den. Wolves find dens anywhere: in hollow river banks, or even other animal’s dens. When the wolves are cubs, the mother always stays with them in the den so that the cubs do not get hurt or even eaten. The mother has to be very protective.
When wolves show how they feel they use their body. For example, when a wolf wants to show that it is offended, it puts its ears and tail down. When a wolf wants to show that it is playful, it rolls on it’s back and kicks its feet in the air.
I love wolves. I think that when they howl, they sound beautiful. I think wolves are pretty.
By Jessica and Jason Wilde
The beautiful part of year round homeschooling is that on any given day, I have the flexibility and time in my schedule to scrap an entire day’s lesson plans and follow the Lord’s plans instead.
Today, we were inspired by the canonization of Mother Teresa, a Mother Teresa box that we recently won at a Knights of Columbus Gala, and recent volunteer opportunities serving the poor. We spent the day studying Mother Teresa’s life and reflecting on our role in helping our neighbors.
We are thus called to translate into concrete acts that which we invoke in prayer and profess in faith. There is no alternative to charity: those who put themselves at the service of others, even when they don’t know it, are those who love God (cf. 1 Jn 3:16-18; Jas 2:14-18)
(Pope Francis's Homily at Mother Teresa’s Canonization Mass)
One of my favorite quotes from Pope Francis is “We pray for the poor. Then we feed them. This is how prayer works.” Charitable acts are the foundation upon which God’s love builds, and it is only through these acts that we may fulfill the commandment to love thy neighbor. The physical connection that we have with another person when we help them is God’s love pouring out, and without us as a conduit for that love, the world becomes a very dark place. Mother Teresa spent her life trying to serve the most vulnerable poor in India, but she did so not to help the poor become rich, but to help God’s light shine on them and to keep them from being lonely. She is frequently quoted in saying that “The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved”
The Catholic Church is not at a loss of words for helping the poor. To begin with, in order to fulfill the beatitude “Blessed are the Merciful”, we must perform corporal works of mercy, over half of which are directly helping the poor. And, being corporal (meaning ‘of the body’) works, we are told not to merely pray for the poor, but to physically help them! “If a brother or sister is ill-clad and in lack of daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled," without giving them the things needed for the body, what does it profit?” (CCC 2447). Finally, CCC 2446 quotes St. John Chrysostom - “Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs.” So, by passing by that beggar or homeless person on the corner of the street, we are actually committing a sin against life. Helping those in need is not just something you do to be nice and compassionate - it is a duty and obligation of us as Christians. And it is with this mindset that we always keep Mother Teresa bags in our car in order to serve those whom we meet on the roads of life.
Mother Teresa Lesson plan ideas:
Next stop, reaching out, meeting the poor, and sharing our riches with the poor.
by Jason Wilde
“I'll pray for you.”
It's a phrase that is so common now, we don't even think about it.
Got the flu? “I'll pray for you.”
Going to be tested for a rare disease? “I'll pray for you.”
Tough test coming up? “I'll pray for you.”
Job interview? “I'll pray for you.”
In fact, reading through my Facebook feed, it is so common in some threads that it seems like the phrase “I'll pray for you” has just become another way to say “Good luck!”
Taking a weekend trip to your in-laws? “I'll pray for you.”
Feeling really down this week? “I'll pray for you.”
Got in an argument with me? “I'll pray for you.”
Taking all the kids alone for the weekend? “I'll pray for you.”
With all the atrocities in our world, it has even become common to pray for people that we've never met!
Your sister having is a baby? “I'll pray for her.”
Uncle going to rehab again? “I'll pray for him.”
That poor family sleeping at the gas station? “Let's pray for them.”
Babies being aborted? “We pray for them.”
So, let's say you actually *do* remember to stop for a minute and say a quick prayer…
“God, I pray that you could help that family who lost everything in a fire. They deserve better. Amen.”
Is that it? Is that all it takes to pray for someone?
This reminds me of a popular e-mail management style called ‘zero inbox’. The idea is that you keep your e-mail inbox empty at all times by immediately categorizing, tagging, and/or responding to all incoming e-mail as soon as they arrive. Create task (Pray for xx), write message to God (God, please help xx), send, and forget…awesome, now I can worry about the things that I can control, because I have faith and trust in God.
It also makes me think of one of those GodSpeaks billboards on the way to Lubbock:
So, where does this phrase come from? Psalm 55:22 is a popular, catchy verse, but a more insightful source is 1 Peter 5:7 - “Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you.” But, in order to understand what this verse means, we must step back and understand the context.
This verse is the conclusion of a passage asking a Christian community to be humble and listen to their appointed Christian leaders and teachers:
So, the passage is about humility, and it says that only in subjection and humility should you give all your problems to Him. Humble yourself, submit yourself, be willing to do what God asks of you, and only then, let go of your problems.
You see, the problem with zero inbox is that, while it allows you to remove all worries and concerns from your mind, it is an “out of sight, out of mind” methodology, meaning that once you click 'Send’, it is immediately purged from memory, no possibility of immediate feedback. It is not an effective two-way communication method. Once you send your prayer, the only way God can respond is by catching your undivided attention again, and by then, you've probably forgotten what question he is answering, resulting in yet another “I'll pray for you.”
Prayer is a time to talk with God...but as in many of society’s problems, we forget that “The secret to talking is listening.” (We bought a zoo). Prayer is not the time for us to ask of God, but for him to ask of us. You can’t just simply ‘give’ your problems to God, because then in your mind, it isn’t your problem anymore, and you have removed the possibility of God directing you to a solution.
So, if any of the GodSpeaks marketing people happen to be reading this, you missed a vital part of the ad...it should say:
A similar problem exists when atheists attack prayer, saying it doesn’t help and doesn’t solve problems. Essentially, they have taken “I’ll pray for you” out of the equation. Now, an atheist could still go help a person in need and be doing His will without even knowing it - this is the beauty of God’s divine mercy. This atheist could be serving God’s people while a self proclaimed Christian has simply ‘prayed’ and moved on. But the problem comes when a person acts without listening to God, and in this way, that person becomes a god helping only those he feels worthy.
So, the next time you promise to pray for God to help your friend who has pneumonia and is dealing with her 2 kids while her husband is on a work trip, try asking God for an answer, and listen. Maybe instead of prayer-mailing someone else’s problem on God and then running off like it’s the weekend, you will hear God’s response, which could very well be “Well, are you going to help?”
There are many problems in our world, and yes, we should pray for every single one of them. But, remember that prayer should invite a response from God that can change us and help us solve the world's problems, one prayer at a time.
by Alex Wilde
Hello! I’m Alex. I am going to tell you about cats. Here are all the types of cats I know: Persian, Snow Leopard, Tabby Cat, Lion, Jackal, Tiger, Siamese Cat, Bobcat, Cheetah, Jaguar, Leopard, Canada Lynx, Cougar, and Ocra.
Cats can jump almost 7 times their own height. Cats balance so good just because of their tail. Cats have soft pads on their feet that makes them quieter. Cats are carnivores because they eat meat. Smaller cats eat birds, fish, mice, and rabbits. Bigger cats eat deer and gazelles. Jackals can jump up high and can catch a flying bird!
Cats have sharper teeth than humans. We have flatter teeth then cats. Have you been bitten by a cat? I have. It hurt for a minute and then it was better. But don’t mess with cats that much because some bites hurt!!!!!!!!!!
Have you ever seen a cat? I have. My favorite cat is a Tabby cat because I have a Tabby cat. His name is Mr. Lover. Do you have a cat? Have you seen a kitten? They are baby cats. Our cat, Mr. Lover, is black and gray. If you have a cat, what color is he or she? What is your favorite type of cat? Persian, Snow Leopard, Tabby Cat, Lion, Jackal, Tiger, Siamese Cat, Bobcat, Cheetah, Jaguar, Leopard, Canada Lynx, Cougar, or Ocra?
This is how you say cat in Chinese: mao[猫]. This is how you say Tabby Cat in Chinese: Dà huāmāo [大花猫].
I think that cats are cute.
by Jason and Jessica Wilde
We had only been in Beijing for a few hours. Our kids were jet lagged and ready for bed. We stepped off the crowded subway, walked through a lush green park filled with cherry blossoms and into the hutong - a traditional Chinese neighborhood that has, over the past 50 or so years, degraded into poor living conditions for many lower class workers in China’s biggest cities. Weaving through the tight labyrinth of streets that are only wide enough for one car and yet convey a constant stream of various types of motorized traffic zipping by our left shoulders, we were amazed at the multitude of odd jobs that residents of these hutongs would do for what was apparently a poverty income level.
As the day was ending, we became scared. Here we were with our 3 babies (7, 5, and 3 years old at the time), and it was getting dark and cold. This bed & breakfast was elusive for these tired non-Chinese speakers, and we only had a poorly marked map showing about 1 of every 3 alleys in this hutong. The sun set and we started to panic. Were we safe? Did this place exist, or were we swindled? How long before our kids fall apart into one giant tantrum? And then, we noticed a small flashing neon sign at the far end of the street - one that stood out from the otherwise greyness around us, and more importantly, had English words on it matching the name on our map.
Over the next 5 days, we slept, ate and shopped in the hutongs. Our personal space was invaded. People would reach out to touch our kids’ hair and grab them for a picture. If we were in a hurry, we had to tuck the kids’ hair into their jacket to avoid being noticed. In one renovated and particularly trendy alley, we found a counter serving fish pizza in the shape of an ice cream cone. As Jason was taking care of our order, a large crowd of people formed a circle around the kids, taking pictures of them eating their fish pizza cones. We were both physically separated from them, and my heart started to pound. But this was all part of our journey, and it created the exciting stories our kids still share. It was here that we found a vibrance that still sticks in our memories as a characteristic of Beijing.
Sadly, few hutongs still exist as housing in Beijing, since most of the them were torn down and the poor pushed out of the city in the name of commercialization. Because of this, hutong tourism is ‘a thing’ for tourists. I’ll never forget seeing them, on their one hour pedicab hutong tour. The tourists were being carted around, wide-eyed, sipping on juju juice and taking pictures. It was as if they were on a safari and the poor were the antelope.
Why are guided tours and ‘all-inclusive’ vacationing so popular? I’m sure there are many reasons, dating back to when the first guided ‘expeditions’ into wild territory were advertised to the elite and adventurous. Convenience definitely is a factor, and many are willing to outsource planning to save them time. But, even at a more basic level, why does there even need to be a plan? Why can’t we just go out like a freelance adventurer, without a plan or a care in the world?
We’re afraid that without a plan, something will ‘go wrong’. And by ‘go wrong’, I mean, it will make you uncomfortable in some way. We’re afraid that we might get lost, might not see the most picturesque street, can’t order a pad thai from the street vendor, or see something that makes us uncomfortable. We are so afraid of our own instincts that we will even outsource planning to a ‘guided’ or ‘all-inclusive’ service - one which assumes all risk, or at least makes us feel like there isn’t any.
Fear can be a good thing - it is an innate sense that alerts us when something isn’t right. But the time in which we must be fearful of everything new and different is a relic of a time when, in order to survive, we lived in small tribes and villages. In this way, fear also prevents us from experiencing anything new and different - and this severely limits our ability to live a Christian life, one in which Jesus calls us to be the good Samaritan and love all of humanity - even those who are new and different.
Going on ‘resort’ vacations is like dropping a $100 bill in the collection basket and doing nothing else - it gives you the high of feeling like you are doing your part, helping a good cause, and making you feel good. It is the safe thing to do. But, it also deliberately isolates you from the real world, a world in which there are no orderly lines, or well paid attendants, or high fences to protect you from the outside - and protect you from seeing the outside, lest you feel uncomfortable. It allows you to disconnect yourself from that which you are trying to help - real people, and real problems. In fact, many destinations intentionally isolate you from the real world, surrounding you with their synthetic, sanitized version that gives you a feeling of euphoria (and helps loosen your grip on the wallet a little).
Fear is not a Christian attitude (Pope Francis)
In order to overcome evil, we must put ourselves at risk. We must be able to remove fear from the equation not by avoiding it, but by confronting it. If we want to help the poor, we must meet the poor. You can’t serve God in Disney World. Now, you may say "If I help make lunches for the homeless or give to the Food Bank or Goodwill, then aren’t I helping the poor?" Absolutely yes. There always needs to be financial contributors, just as there needs to be resorts for people to disconnect - but these should be an integral part of a well rounded view of the world, one in which you can also be so comfortable with those whom you are helping that you feel connected with them, and only in this state will you truly love and care for your neighbor. It’s not that “It’s a small world” is a bad idea, but it is the absence of reality which makes one think that the only thing we need to solve world hunger, poverty, violence, and inequalities is to smile and sing a annoyingly catchy song (and wave at the tourists floating by).
So, the next time you decide to take some time off, or even have a free weekend, I challenge you to do something that makes you afraid. Instead of calling a taxi at the airport or driving to the park downtown, take a bus or subway. Roll down your window and hand a bottle of water to the man on the street corner. Buy some extra snacks to give to the homeless woman on the way to your hotel. Do your own research and try to cut out a guided tour or two. Let faith guide you to others' lives on your travels. We must open our doors, our fingerprint encoded security gates, and our high walls and allow ourselves to be uncomfortable in order to see the neighbors who really need our help.
by Grace Wilde
Hello it's me again Grace. I like to write poems. There are many types of poems. There are Haiku, Rhythmic, Tanka, Acrostic and many others. Today I am going to show you one type of poem called a Tanka.
A Tanka poem does not rhyme. Its poem like features come from the number of syllables of each line. The first line has five syllables. The second line has seven syllables. The third line has five syllables. The fourth line has seven syllables. The last line has seven syllables.
This is a Tanka poem I created called The Lady in the Pasture. It is supposed to depict the appearance of Our Lady of Fatima.
The Lady in the Pasture
Sheep bleet in pastures
Everything is very still
In cloud Lady comes
She comes to three little ones
She holds them in her kind arms
Mary appeared to the three shepherd kids, Jacinta Marto, Lucia Santos, and Francisco Marto on May 13th, 1916. She told the kids to come every month on the 13th. During the time of the apparitions, she foretold about World War 2, the Cold War, and the shooting of St. Pope John Paul II. She said that she loved the world. She asked us to pray for the pope and make up for our sins.
This poem depicts the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima as quiet and still. Then Mary comes in the clouds to the three visionaries. She held them close, told them her sadness and love for the world. She instructed them how to do better, like a mother reading a story to a child.
Our Lady of Fatima pray for the people of this world and help them to get to heaven.
by Brecklyn Wilde
You see a panda at the Beijing Zoo in China. It came right towards you and is analyzing you. Awesome! That was my experience when I went the zoo. I think that you know what pandas are, and probably you have seen pictures of them, but have you ever wondered about the facts about pandas? Have you ever seen a real panda?
Hi, it’s me again, Brecklyn. I am going to talk about pandas. Pandas seem so cute and cuddly. Pandas are one of the most popular animals in the world! Pandas live in the cold, mountainous bamboo forests in China. The Panda’s thick fur helps them keep warm in the cold snowy mountains. The panda’s fur actually has three layers. The first layer is the black and white pattern that you can see. The second is pink, the inside one. The third one is the skin. Have you ever heard of pink fur!?
Pandas were endangered until last week. There were only 2060 pandas left. Pandas were endangered because their habitat, bamboo forests, were cut down by people. They were also endangered because people used to shoot them for their fur. China said that it is illegal for people to keep hurting the pandas. Zoos are trying to increase the population of the pandas. Humans found the first panda on November 9, 1927. Ming-Ming was the first panda born in captivity. She was born in the Beijing Zoo in China.
Scientists are still trying to figure out about pandas so that they can save the pandas. It is hard to find out about pandas because of their habitat and what people did to the pandas. Pandas are still a mystery to the world.
Pandas eat about 10-20 kg (20-40 lb) of bamboo in one day. That is a lot! Pandas spend more of their time eating than playing. Even though pandas seem to be carnivores, pandas only eat bamboo. The only way pandas eat meat is if they are in captivity. In zoos, pandas are fed yams and ham.
Pandas have babies at 4-8 years old. When Panda cubs are newborns, they are very tiny, hairless, and weigh 85-140 grams. When a panda is 7 months old, they weigh 20 pounds and can already climb trees. Also, when cubs are born, the father leaves the mother panda with the cubs. Pandas give birth mostly to twins. Usually, only one will survive in the wild. Panda mothers choose the stronger of the twins, leaving the younger one alone thinking that she does not have enough milk to feed both of her cubs.
Panda in Chinese is dà xióng maõ, which means “big bear cat”. There are more pandas being born at the Beijing zoo than in the wild. I remember when I went to the Beijing Zoo in China. I remember seeing the cute rolly-poly pandas in the zoo. The pandas were my favorite part of the zoo.
In the past, pandas have been thought of as rare and noble creatures. The red panda was actually the first panda found. The giant panda was discovered 48 years later. The Empress Dowagner Bo had a panda skull in her vault when she died. Sima Xiangru wrote that the panda was the most treasured animal in the Emperor's garden of exotic animals. The grandson of Emperor Taizong of Tang gave Japan two pandas and panda skin as a sign of goodwill. Even today pandas are popular creatures. Panda toys are one of the most popular toys.
Do you want to hear a panda legend now? Here it is: Zouou is a creature, a righteous animal. These were thought of as fierce as a tiger but vegetarian. It is described in some books as “white tiger with black stripes”. I guess that this is a panda. What do you think?
Adult pandas are 1.2 to 1.9 m in length. Pandas have black fur on its ears, around its eyes, nose, legs, arms, and shoulders. The rest is white. Pandas seem to be gentle even though it has been caught to be attacking people. The panda probably does not mean to be aggressive. It probably just does it because it thinks that it is going to get hurt. In zoos when people give the pandas toys, even the strongest toys are no match for the panda.
To help pandas eat bamboo they have “thumbs”. The panda’s “thumb” is not really a thumb at all! It is really just a large wrist bone called a radial sesamoid. A panda does not wrap its thumb around the bamboo like we hold a pencil. It actually wraps its five fingers around the bamboo. It puts the radial sesamoid forward to jam the fingers across the bamboo. It is very hard to break bamboo even with an ax! Pandas can break and eat bamboo because they have very wide, tall, and thick teeth. Pandas also get two sets of teeth like humans: the baby teeth and the adult teeth. Unlike humans, pandas have 42 teeth.
Pandas, just like cats, have slits in their eyes to protect them from the sun. Do you remember me talking about Mr. Lover having the slits in his eyes?
I want to be a vet when I grow up. I want to invent the I.A.C. which means International Animal Center. I am going to help animals all over the world. I am going to put centers everywhere in the world. I am also going to volunteer at places that are already there. I think that the first animal that I am going to help is the pandas in China. Some of the animals will be in cages, and some of them will be in the place where the animals are going to exercise. Each animal will have what they need, and some things that they want.
Pandas are smart, fun, creative, and beautiful animals. I just love pandas. I love how they act and play. I hope you learned a lot that time, and I hope you will see the pandas in one of the zoos in China. That is all for now!
By Alex Wilde
Pikachu is an electric mouse. His electric weapons are thunder shock, lightning bolt, quick attack, and mega bolt. If you have a Pikachu, and a trainer says "substitute", a Pikachu like ghost form will appear. I know you're wondering what its weak spot is. I know. It is the tail. The tail is its energy spot. It always says "Pikachu." This is how you write Pikachu in Chinese: Píkǎqiū (皮卡丘). This is how you say Pokemon in Chinese: Chǒngwù xiǎo jīnglíng (宠物小精灵).
One time the radar, which is like a map, could get Pikachu all the way to pallet town.
Fast Fact 1: Its cheeks charge electricity.
Fast Fact 2: Its tail is like a radar.
Fast Fact 3: Nickname Pika
Fast Fact 4: When Pikachus get together and do their electric attacks, it can cause a thunderstorm!
By Brecklyn Wilde
I have a pet cat, and his name is Mr. Lover. Mr. Lover is a domestic, shorthair, indoor, tom tabby cat. Mr. Lover is striped black and grey. Mr. Lover is Chinese because he says “Mao”, and in Chinese mao means “cat”.
Mommy and Daddy got Mr. Lover in June 2004 when they got back from their honeymoon. When they went to a pet store, a lady held out a kitten for them. He turned out to be Mr. Lover. Mr. Lover actually chose Daddy instead of Daddy choosing him because Mr. Lover reached out for Daddy.
Every morning, Mr. Lover does his morning exercises and runs around the house pouncing at everything that goes past him. Mr. Lover loves lying next to the window. He likes looking outside and basking in the sun.
One time, he was stretching on the windows when the windows opened up! Mr. Lover fell beside the couch! After that happened, sometimes it looks like he thinks that the house is attacking him. He goes around the house with eyes alert, tail up, and looking like he is expecting something. He goes around the house smelling all the furniture and everything.
Mr. Lover plays with Daddy in the morning before breakfast in the rocking chair when Daddy holds out his hand and disturbs Mr. Lover. Mr. Lover tries to bite Daddy when he does that. Whenever someone cries or yells, Mr. Lover comes to whoever is making noise. He tells Mommy or Daddy about it like he wants one of them to do something about it. We used to chase Mr. Lover around the house until Mr. Lover found a safe place underneath Mommy and Daddy’s bed.
When Grace was born, Mr. Lover was the announcement. He had a bib on that said “Mommy says ‘we have to make room for a real baby now’” Mr. Lover sometimes sleeps on Grace's bunk bed and eats her hair. When Grace is asleep, she kicks Mr. Lover and he bites her. When Grace gets up sometimes she has bite marks on her. One time it was on her nose!
I like cats, but Mr. Lover is my favorite one. I do not know why other cats are not the same as Mr. Lover. I love Mr. Lover. He is the best, most playful, and funniest cat in the world.
🐱 😊 🐱
By Grace Wilde
Hi, I am Grace. My family and I travel around the world. It is fun to travel. I love to learn about the cultures, the history, the language, and trying new food.
But how did we do this? Weren’t we scared? It is true that we were scared. But we did not let fear overcome us. Fear is like a thorn in the garden. Someone steps in it and it digs deep into one's foot causing them to abandon their job in the garden and let the thorns swallow more. You have to have faith. Faith is like the flowers on the bushes that tell you that with God you can do things that you did not know you could do.
So, before our adventures, we had two cars, we were homeschooled, and three times a year we went on a quick trip domestically. But one day my mom and dad talked about traveling the world.
“It will cost a lot of money” said my Dad.
“We would have to sell our car” said my Mom.
In the end, we had faith that it would be fun and safe. We sold one car and bore our cross as a one car family. Finally, we were on our way with a big adventure in front of us.
We did not let fear overcome us and had faith came as easy as 1-2-3. But, through weeks of prayer and thought we could say “We are going to travel.”
On a Mission
Two passionate parents and their four children are excited to bring His Word to everyone in need while living a life of Gospel poverty as missionaries. They invite you to join them on a journey to encounter our global neighbors that Jesus commands us to love through works of charity and service.