Past Language

Katie Kleinjung Life, Missions, Our Family, Thailand 0 Comments

  We’ve been in Thailand for a little over two months now. And in the last two months, we’ve picked up…very little Thai. Sure, there are phrases we know when we hear  them and we’ve gotten used to how Thai sounds (which is huge as it’s a tonal language). But we still can’t order food in Thai and Heaven help …

“Something’s HAPPENING!”

Katie Kleinjung Life, Missions, Our Family, Real Messy Missions, Thailand 2 Comments

Frick. Oh no. No. No. We just got here…there’s no way. No way. It’s two weeks early.Drink some water, don’t panic, they’ll stop. You’re dehydrated from the sun. This isn’t real. Just take a nap and drink some water and you’ll be fine. Sorry, Valor, but those are the true and unromantic things your mother thought when the first contractions hit. …

Dear Boys,

Katie Kleinjung Dear Baby, Faith, Life, Missions, Our Family 0 Comments

Look at how beautiful you two are.   I mean, have there ever been two more perfect and gorgeous boys given to a mom? I don’t think so. It’s with an excited yet heavy heart that write, kids. As your dad is doing so, so well, and as our fundraising is at a really, really great place, we’re talking seriously …

The Substance of Things Hoped For

Stephen Kleinjung Faith, Life, Missions, Thailand 0 Comments

I don’t typically like to get all King James on people, I just feel like the language is hard to access in modern world. Other translations of the bible maintain the message of God while being accessible to today’s speakers. However, every now and again, the KJV (King James Version) has some of the most eloquent wording of all the …

On Being: A Missionary

Katie Kleinjung Life, Missions, On Being, Our Family 0 Comments

A lot of people ask us what life looks like right now. Well, there’s a lot of this. Shepherd  being cute and/or weird, and Stephen encouraging it and me being the lap on which to sit. We knew that this time period was going to be about us being together as a family and healing before we leave. There has …

Suffering // etc, etc // Hope

Stephen Kleinjung Life, Missions, On Being, Thailand 2 Comments

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation …

October 1: The Unknown

Katie Kleinjung Missions, Real Messy Missions, Thailand 1 Comment

So much of actually doing anything is just starting. The bummer for me is there often isn’t a magic system or sequence of action steps that results in whatever life event at hand  asking to be accomplished. The best example I have right in front of me is parenting. Holy balls. No books or classes or friends sharing their experiences …