Welcome! This page is to give you a quick introduction to the various women contributing to this site.  Please help us to get to know you as well by sharing about your own life, thoughts, and experiences in the comments of the posts. Also, we’d love to get to know you through your personal blog if you have one, so please join the blogroll if you’d like!

Thank you so much for stopping by Missionary Moms! My name is Ashley, and I am a missionary mom of three serving in Russia. God led me to start this site in February of 2009 as He showed me the lack of existing resources designed to meet the needs of mothers overseas. I don’t consider myself an expert mother or missionary, but I do have a heart to see moms thrive in the joys and challenges of missionary life. I’ve had my fair share of both joys and challenges, and my posts here are generally taken from real life experiences that I am guessing many of you might relate to. I love praying for each of you as you faithfully love and serve the Lord, your families, and those that you are hoping to reach with the gospel. It is such a joy for me to have the opportunity to know you here! I also blog occasionally on our family blog at: TheLatvalasInRussia.wordpress.com

AddieI’m Addie, a follower of Jesus, wife to an amazing man, and mom to two girls, a little boy, and another little girl due very soon! I am blessed to stay home with my kids and serve my local church through leading a women’s bible study and working in the children’s ministry. We have chosen to homeschool our children. I have a degree in English and a Masters degree in education, specifically early childhood special education. While my formal education was helpful background, the most helpful education in this homeschooling journey has been learning to lean on Jesus and trust Him with my children’s lives, and learning from other homeschooling families who have walked through this before me. I hope you enjoy my writing on this subject!

JamiI’m Jami, and I live in Siberia with my husband and two daughters.  We’re here to help serve the local church in reaching out to the Buryats, a people group closely related to Mongolians.  While no two days are alike, I strive to follow Christ, serve my family, and love the people here… and to keep it all in a healthy balance!  I look forward to getting to know you more in the upcoming weeks.  I love that we can all glean from each other, encourage one another, and build each other up! (Jami blogs at: leifandjami.blogspot.com)

Blue Shirt CloserI’m Shilo and my favorite way to start my day is with a latte and a freshly ironed pair of jeans. I love my hunky husband, two gorgeous redheaded boys, and creating a peaceful sanctuary for my family in Paraguay.  I am a firm believer that missionary women can have  beautiful and contextually appropriate homes.  And while I freely confess that I am a recovering perfectionist, I thrive on sharing the freedom that I have found in Christ’s acceptance and love.  I invite you to visit me also at myplaceofpeace.blogspot.com.

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Carolyn and her husband Terry spent 14 years serving with Campus Crusade for Christ in Europe, where their 3 children were born. They moved back to the US in 1994, after Terry had surgery for a brain tumor. They live in Anacortes, Washington.  Carolyn works with the campus ministry in the Greater Northwest.

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooMy  My name is Amie and I am a stay at home schooling mom. My husband and I have been married seven years and we are appointees with SIM to South Sudan.  I am the mother to five children under six. Marylou Janice (waiting for us in heaven), her twin sister Providence Joy, Rosemary Hope, William Lee and Daniel Charles. I enjoy spending my time homemaking, homeschooling, and volunteering. One of my biggest passions is redeeming money and finances for the glory of God through wise use of His resources, and by giving generously. One of our favorite things to do is to donate any extra goodies we accumulate to our favorite local charities or families in need. Sometimes we leave packages on people’s doorstep, sometimes we drop off bags at the local shelter. My eldest is always asking questions about why we give and it is such a joy to tell her that we give because we have been given so much.  John Welsey has a wonderful sermon on money where he admonishes his listeners to earn all they can, save all they can, and give all they can. This is the legacy I long to leave with my children. Amie can be found online at: www.gospelwater.net.

Debby Thompson has been on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ for 36 years, 33 years living overseas. In 1977, she and her husband Larry went with their infant daughter to live covertly behind the Iron Curtain. Together with their 3 children, they have lived and served in Poland, Germany and Hungary. The past 18 years she has served as women’s ambassador alongside her husband, Director of Affairs, for the 18 countries of Eastern Europe & Russia. Recently, they have transferred their leadership to a national couple from Poland. And yes, she is a grandmother to 4 beautiful little girls!

Howdy! I am Richelle and I can’t tell you how excited and delighted I am for the invitation to become a contributor to “Missionary Moms,” because, simply put, that’s just what I am: a missionary wife and mom who strives to love and follow Jesus with my whole heart. He IS my One and Only Savior! There’s nothing better than being married to my best friend, my fellow adventurer and explorer in raising our 8 marvelous gifts from God on the backside of the desert. In addition to baking bread and doing loads of laundry (my two favorite household chores – seriously!), I write scripts for children’s radio programs and teach lots – my kids at home, ladies’ bible studies at church, swimming and water polo at the MK school, special education and effective teaching strategies, whenever and where ever. Spare time is reserved for blogging, scrapbooking, reading and learning a third language. I’ve often stopped by “Missionary Moms” for ideas and encouragement and hope, in God’s grace and strength, to give back just a little of what I’ve received. (Richelle can also be found blogging at: ourwrightingpad.blogspot.com



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