As many of you may know, Lindsey and I went to Africa last month! We were asked to help lead a team from California there because we are so much closer than other leaders in the States. So we went to Arusha, Tanzania to work with Convoy of Hope Tanzania at a couple different program […]

Good to get away

So far this year there has been a whole lot of planning. We brought in our directors from Moldova and Slovakia here to discuss in further details what we’ll be doing in those countries and some of our team flew to Bulgaria to meet with our partners there. The surprising thing about planning is how […]

Longest Night

John 1:4-5 says, “Life itself was in him, and this life gives light to everyone. The light shines through the darkness and the darkness can never extinguish it.”

Just an Update

It’s September now. Lindsey got back from Slovakia early this month and, other than a community event in Spain I will be going to at the end of this month, our traveling for the year is slowing way down. The rest of the year will be spent planning and coordinating what will be done next […]

Here and There

We hosted a missions team from Southeastern University in Brussels a couple of weeks ago. They were doing normal missions trip things, like renovations, prayer walks, and service stuff. Now, you may not know this about me, but I have actually never gone on a missions trip before (I think it’s a testament to how […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]