November 28th, 2017 – We have been in Tanzania since September completing our DTS (Discipleship Training School) with YWAM. We have begun the process of establishing Halal House Ministries as a nonprofit in the US! We are so excited! In addition the Lord has been giving us an even clearer picture of our future ministry. Please pray for us as we listen for God’s wisdom in this area!
July 20th, 2017 – God has opened the doors for us to go directly to Tanzania in August of this year to complete our DTS and we are hoping to stay on there as missionaries full-time. If you want to support our family through financial provision you can check our our Financial Support page!
April 11th, 2017 – Since our last update to this page, God rerouted us from the Family DTS in Kona to the Crossroads DTS in Wisconsin. We have always been willing to knock on any door of opportunity and wait patiently to see if God opens that door. Well, He did and we have been accepted to the Crossroads DTS in Wisconsin, set to start June 4th, 2017! With the waiting and praying, I (Sarah) have asked the Lord to show me if Halal House is just my personal dream or His calling on our family. The idea of taking in children one day, in a far away land, is way to big for me to handle. I certainly don’t want to go on our strength because I just really really wanna. God was so faithful to answer my prayer in a special way. One Saturday afternoon, I was laying down to have a rest and the Lord gave me a vision. It was like a live-action movie but I was in it, if that makes sense. I was holding a baby. I couldn’t see the baby’s face but I could sense it was a girl. Just then the Lord spoke to me “You will have another daughter and you will name her Rachel.” Then He showed me the letters in the air R A C H E L. Naturally, I looked up the meaning of the name “ewe”. I thought of Jesus leaving the 99 to go after the one lost lamb. I believe that is what we will do with Halal House. We will take in “the one” and love them to life. Since then, God has been giving me the most lovely dreams of young children with Downs Syndrome doing raspberries in the air at me and laughing until my tummy hurts. It is the most wonderful way to sleep!
June 24th, 2016 – Our hearts are still on fire for the dream of having a home for children in East Africa. We are patiently waiting on the Lord for His timing in the areas of training and financial provision. Three years ago, our family traveled to Kona, HI to complete a Discipleship Training School with YWAM which requires 4 months of lecture and 2 months of overseas outreach to graduate. We were fortunate enough to complete the lecture however were not able to participate in the overseas outreach. We have always planned on going back one day to complete that DTS and have the opportunity to be on staff with YWAM full-time.
March 21st, 2014 – This will be an ever-changing page sharing God’s vision for our future and current ministries. While in Kona, Jeremy and I prayed over the ministry God has for our family in the future. We were excited to feel God’s heart for the forgotten in this world. We believe God has called us to full-time ministry in Tanzania as we have previously shared but we now feel God’s specific heart for orphans there. God has been so faithful to start our training by giving us a large, young family to train and love. So why the name “Halal House”? The word Halal is Hebrew for praise. This is a very specific type of praise that means “to shine, to praise to the point of foolishness or to appear like a madman in praise.” When I read this, I realized that this is our family! We will praise him with everything we have even to a point of looking weird. We ask that you would follow along with us as the Lord reveals more of His plan for our family ministry and that you would pray for us to have success in His plan.