Same Same, but Different!

Our first mission trip was to Sihanoukville, Cambodia with a herd of young adults back in 2007. On that trip I learned the Southeast Asian expression Same Same, but Different. It encapsulates perfectly international ministry.  People across cultures and continents have so much in common, yet are so very different from each other. It highlights how we are all united under the one God, yet speak different languages, have different challenges, and live in different lands. That trip to Cambodia was instrumental to Tom and I entering into missions full time.
A few of us got one of these T’s in Cambodia. (image:
I think this same Southeast Asian expression also describes well our current transition to serving under a new organization. For the most part, our ministries will remain same same. We will be based in Indiana, where Tom will work at the ministry of SonSet Solutions with a team of engineers to develop technology that will help advance the Gospel worldwide. I will continue to be a community health consultant to various ministry partners around the globe. Overall, it’ll be same same, but different because moving from Reach Beyond to Global Outreach Mission means we will have a greater capacity for time overseas and a greater reach to more international ministries.
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Our ministries with Reach Beyond will officially end September 16th, and we will start with Global Outreach Mission once our monthly funding is secured. In addition to a few supporters not able to join us at the new organization, we now have a higher administration fee and additionally need to cover credit card processing fees, which all together puts us $600USD short each month. Once we secure this additional $600 per month, we will have the green light to apply for our work visas (in person at the Canada-US border) needed to work in the USA under Global Outreach Mission and continue our ministries. Our current goal is to complete all this by the beginning of October.

If you have been considering joining our support team, now would be the perfect time to do so! Shoot us an email if you’d like more information or follow the links below to our donation page.

Canada: 1-866-483-5787
USA: 1-888-900-5048
To help shore up this funding shortage we are taking a trip to Manitoba for the month of September. Usually we schedule ample time to meet with each of our supporters one-on-one and spend precious time together (our favorite part of such trips!), but this trip will need to be shorter than usual due to our youngest son having some health concerns. As such, we cannot be away from his doctors in Indiana for very long. By necessity we will be focusing on meeting with groups of people in order to provide everyone an update.
Below is a preliminary speaking schedule for our time in Manitoba.

September 1 – Christian Life Centre, Morden , Manitoba
September 8 – Westend Community Church, MacGregor, Manitoba
September 15 – Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, Brandon, Manitoba
September 22 – Parkside Gospel Church, Dauphin, Manitoba
September 29 – Grace Bible Church, Dauphin, Manitoba

Thank you to everyone who moved over to Global Outreach Mission with us! This time of transition has been a challenging one, but you are who sustains us and it is a great encouragement to move forward together!