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David began attending FCCFM in 2000 while working in Immokalee. In 2003 God brought David and Mara to NMSI, and at the same time to each other. David and Mara met while serving together at the CGO in Fort Myers, FL, and were married in July 2005. Their first child, Abigail, was born in January 2008.

David and Mara moved to eastern Europe in May of 2008, serving with an organization.

Presently, David and Mara and their 3 children (Abigail, Caleb and newborn Joshua) live and serve in eastern Europe discipling the people there. They build relationships to share Christ through agriculture and business development.

Praise & Prayer items:


The healthy arrival of our 3rd child, Joshua David, on June 21.

We were able to get Joshua’s birth certificate, so we can begin getting documents for him to travel.

We have seen God’s provision for our return.

Encouragement and spiritual refreshment over the past few months.

We were able to share clearly with our neighbors.

That we moved!

For new friendships for all 5 of us.



The eastern Europe people, for open doors and responsive hearts.

A place to stay while we study the language for several months.

Continue to pray for our visa situation.

Our family as we live in transition for a while.

Against the spiritual battles that we will face as we try to return.

That God will continue to speak into their lives.

That we will be able to spend many years in our new home.

For those relationships to continue to grow, especially spiritually.

For the different fellowships in the area, and for our connections with each of them.

For the presidential election on Sunday August 10!

With us as we register Abigail and Caleb for school.