What do you write about when everything has changed? When you are building a whole new network of relationships around you, when the nature of your life work is completely new, when you’re surrounded by an entirely different culture and language, when you are adjusting to a new life in every sense of the word […]

Talk about a whirlwind!

Lindsey and I arrived in Belgium at 7:15 am local time on Thursday morning. The team here at Convoy of Hope Europe has been absolutely great. Our first day here they kept us awake and fed until 9pm local time. That means we were awake for over 36 hours before we actually slept. So that […]

T Minus 5 Days!

Would you believe it? Today is our last Friday in the States! Next Wednesday we will board a flight to Belgium and the following morning, we will arrive in Brussels, Belgium – our new home. The world will keep on spinning, but our life is changing for good. I admit that it’s all a bit […]

Good News Bad News

Since the last blog update, we have received a plethora of new news, some good some bad. First, the Good: For those of you who may not know, Convoy of Hope International (COHI) – the Convoy of Hope based in the states that is known for children’s feeding initiatives and disaster response all over the […]

Tick Tock Goes the Clock

The Clock is Ticking. Earlier this week Zach and I received a phone call from the Belgium Consulate in New York in regards to our VISA and were told…. Drum roll please…. Our VISA should be arriving in about 2 weeks! 2 WEEKS. So what does this mean, you might ask? Well, it means the […]

Waiting on Waiting

I am sorry this is so long overdue and wasn’t up weeks ago! To update you all, we are fully funded and waiting on my VISA. It turns out since Lindsey doesn’t have a resident card in the European Union we are unable to do the family reunification VISA like we originally thought and hoped. […]

Answer to Prayer

Today, I write this with a broken heart. Today, I cry for my friends and family who do not know the love of Christ. People whom I love so much, who don’t know the truth of life – the one who created and loves them and desperately wants to draw them to himself and rescue […]

New Stages – Next Steps

I have officially submitted my final assignment for my graduate program and I am now, Zach Payne, Master of Organizational Communication! Or, Master of Arts Missionary Associate Zach Payne (MAMA Zach Payne). It was a long year and half that flew by incredibly quickly. I know that doesn’t quite make sense, but that’s the way […]


Every morning I go for a 10-or-so minute walk around the neighborhood to talk to God at the start of my day. And almost every day I end up both thanking God for all He has done and then explaining to Him why despite all of this, I’m still worried about raising all of our […]

God Is Faithful

God is faithful. That is the theme of these last couple of weeks for Lindsey and me. I have been completely swamped and overwhelmed with school to the point of neglecting a lot of responsibilities, so that wasn’t good. But! I finished my comprehensive exams! For those of you who are unfamiliar with that, it […]