Back to School at the Williams House.

A table buried beneath papers and books became mission central last week as the first homework of the new year arrived. We had taken special care in choosing colorful backpacks they would like. On this day, however, backpacks turned into the dreaded things from which math, science, and spelling assignments came. The days of unlimited…

Capitare a Fagiolo.

I thought it would be fun while learning Italian to borrow a phrase here and there to show you guys what God is doing as He prepares us for Italy.  Relax, I don’t pretend to know much. I’m sure I will horribly butcher the language that Bocelli sings so beautifully. However, in my falling down…

Stay Where You Are.

As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” So the man went away and…

When Fundraising Becomes Communityraising.

I sat across from a friend who was genuinely interested in the missional journey our family is on. He told me that he had been in my shoes. For five years he and his wife raised support for a global campus ministry. “What did you think of fundraising?” I asked, giving him an odious stare…

The Here and Now.

Telling people we will be making disciples in Italy at times feels like a delusion when all we can see is HERE-AND-NOW. What we deal with in the moment usually doesn’t vaguely resemble what we are preparing to do. At times, it’s all we can do to manage the laundry. It’s so relentless….hampers keep piling…

We Can’t Take Them With Us.

I’ve never been comfortable standing silently before a singing congregation during the “hymn of invitation” as they call it in the Baptist church. Even singing along feels awkward because I feel everyone staring at me. But, last night as I finished telling these people how the Williams family had come to feel called to become…

Benvenuto!

Thank you for visiting the Williams Family missional blog! We are honestly very excited about all that God is doing in us and through us as we make preparations to launch into Italy. We want you to understand — this is not a journey for the Williams family alone. You are in this with us!…