Hi, I'm Crystal. In August, 2014, my husband Davy and I and our two small children said good-bye to our quiet, predictable life in rural Pennsylvania. We entered a new phase of mission house chaos in a small village in Belize. Four years and two children later, we have not regretted this move. Not that it hasn't had its tough moments I think it has been the single biggest sanctifying factor in my life to date. But we have fallen in love with Belize, with its people, and with its weather (six months out of the year). Davy is the high school teacher at our Mennonite church school, and I do all the normal mom things, plus serve as house mom for the American school teacher. No two days are ever the same with my four littles to care for, school children in and out of our yard, and neighbors stopping by to chat or borrow something.

Through this blog, I hope to inspire other moms on the mission of raising our families, as well as encourage others who have left home and family to serve God.

"Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 3:12-14 KJV