In 2010 Jesse and Breanne began this crazy ride together as the Orndorff's. (First lesson as a married couple: don't mock new last name in wedding vows! Breanne did not get many laughs from one side of the church.)
After many houses, universities, jobs, and churches we moved overseas for the first time. God had called Breanne, to missions at a young age, and Jesse although not specifically called to vocational missions at the time, felt peace from God to sell everything and go.
We first served in Guadalajara Mexico. After serving in Mexico for seven months, we took an opportunity that opened for us to head to South East Asia, specifically the country of Cambodia. By this time Jesse was successfully running his own consultancy and Breanne was working on the prevention side of human trafficking. Breanne's focus was working with young street children and she eventually moved to a social enterprise providing holistic skill training partnered with the message of Jesus to men and woman that left the sex industry.
In April 2016 this crazy thing happened to us where we created a living person and gave birth to it. We thought we understood love, we thought we understood God’s grace, and what it looked like to have faith, then we had a child and it was all tested to its limits. And now with a 1.5 year old, who thinks she is 16, more and more of us is being refined daily by the Lord.
Why are we relaunching our blog after years of silence? We find ourselves headed in a different season of ministry. God is temporarily moving our family to Wales for Jesse to study theology. With Jesse taking a foot out of the business world and into the vocational ministry, we are in more need now than ever for financial and prayer support. We thought by relaunching our blog it would helps us share what God is doing and what we need prayer for, as well as to be a place for our readers to give.
We also hope to be a place of honesty, sharing the lows and highs of cross cultural work. Sharing testimonies of God's faithfulness to us and those in our lives. And vocalizing thoughts and ideas about Jesus, missions, and life.