About the Blog
We’re the Stimpsons, and this is our blog.
About a year ago, we felt God directing us to move to Romania as full-time missionaries.
Because that’s a pretty hefty endeavor (especially with four kids in tow), we got a lot of advice and counsel before plunging into it. One of the first people we talked to was a good friend of ours, Jim. About a month before he passed away, we called him up and asked him if what we were thinking made any sense or if we were just nuts to consider it.
“Jake,” Jim told us, “Jesus said to go. It doesn’t matter where. He just said go, and it’s our responsibility to obey. When God opens a door for you, you gotta go through it. There’s no guarantee that door will stay open if you don’t take it. If God’s telling you to do this, you gotta obey.”
And so that’s what we’re doing. We’re obeying the mandate of Jesus to take His Gospel to every nation on the planet, to declare His grace and goodness to the ends of the earth.
We’re a family of six living in innercity Milwaukee doing ministry among college students and young adults, and we’re preparing for the biggest adjustment of our lives.
This blog will be a place to share our journey with you all, to vent when it’s needed, to sort out the conflicting thoughts and ideas, to write about all we’re experiencing, and to maybe inspire other families with a call to missions to just get up and do it.
Jesus said to go. It doesn’t matter where. You just gotta go.
Update: we are now a family of six living in Bucharest. We made the plunge and are full-time missionaries to the nation of Romania.