This was the motto of our planning team of 4 for the Budapest, Free to Live, conference. It is by God’s grace alone that we serve and see fruit.

Thank you for praying!!! So many prayers answered…

New home for refugee family!! 

I was able to help move the refugee family into a new place in Vienna!!!! That sure was close! Thankfully they were given a couple of extra days in their old place and then we loaded up my car with their belongings and delivered them to their new home 🙂

Salzburg…Two days of leadership team/ vision/planning meetings for Befreit Leben (Freed Life discipleship ministry). Clear direction for leader training was the fruit!!


Florida…Helped my big sis/sister-in-law, Joan, move my 97 yr old mother-in-law into assisted living. Change at any age is hard. I was so thankful I could be there to laugh/cry/pack with mom and Joan.

My other sister in law, Marilyn, flew in to work with Joan to pack up the apartment and get mom fully settled.


I am so thankful to the Lord for His provision of help and new encouraging friends. March was so full. I didn’t know how I would manage. God knew and sent me loving co-laborers from my California church, Calvary Community. I start to cry just thinking about God’s kindness in sending these ladies. Seriously, tears are running down my face as I type. 

God is so good!!!!!! And shows His love through His children. 

Jennifer, Michelle and Rosanna experienced my life and work here up close and personal!!!! They worked sooooo hard. We had fun too and talked lots! 🙂

I am so grateful for God’s loving kindness poured out through them on our ‘chai time’ team and the refugee women and children…

For how the crafts and gifts they brought made the refugees smile…

For them being a part of the team serving 250 women at our Mutternander conference where mom’s were encouraged, educated and well fed…and got present!

And Joining Oasis team members to sing in Farsi for the refugee women and children…

Jennifer lead worship at the Discipleship and leader training conference, FREE TO LIVE in Budapest, lifting our eyes and hearts to the Lord.

55 participants, 11 leaders in training, 15 group leaders and a support and leadership team of 9.

They came from 12 different countries including: Moldova, Macedonia, Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Austria, England, Germany, Usa 🙂

There is so much to share…my next letter will give more glorious highlights of what God did!!


David and I will see Jonathan off at the airport May 2 for a year in North America!

He will stay with family in Ontario for the first month or so then the rest of his time will be at Camp of the Woods in upstate New York. Following in the footsteps of his older brother, dad and dad’s sisters & parents, Jonathan will work on the camp summer staff (in the kids program) and then do Camp’s two semester LIFT – Leader in Further Training for young adults. I am so happy for him. It will be strange to not have him at home for a year!!

Please pray for all three of us in this new phase of life. A new opportunity to fully rely on God!!

With love and thanks

Leanne, Jonathan and David