It is hard to believe that 2015 is already behind us. The year was filled with a lot of change, adventure, fun, and growth for both Christa and myself. When we think back to January 1, 2015, we had no idea what was in store for us throughout the coming year.

Now, twelve months later, we sit over 2,000 miles away, in a different climate, in a different culture, and in a different ‘normal.’ We have made new friends. We have started new hobbies. We have seen parts of the world we never thought we would have seen.

And we are thankful for all of it.

It has been challenging. It has been stretching. It has been hard.

But, in the end, it has all been worth it, because through it all, we have grown, stretched and matured in ways that will forever impact us. We have seen God use us in ways we never thought possible to impact those around us and bring life change.

As one year has finished, a new year has begun. We welcome 2016 with arms wide open, and look forward to the journey He has in front of us.

There will be new challenges. There will be new changes. There will be new adventures.

We are excited for all of it.

2016 – lets do this.