Hi there! I’m Dan, and this is my blog. I write about leadership, biblical principles, my life as a missionary, and gadgets I use (hint: I’m a nerd). My goal is to make God’s name great and encourage you toward greater things.
I’m the first born of three, which means I’m a bit OCD and a recovering perfectionist. I grew up in Western New York and was homeschooled my whole life. I attended Word of Life Bible Institute for 2 years, and during that time I realized that my plans weren’t exactly what God had planned for me. So I went to intern with Word of Life in Hungary, Central Europe.
While I was there for three years, I met my wife, who’s also from America! (If you’re keeping track at home, that’s 6,000 mi. I had to travel to find my wife. Hey, she’s worth it.)
We were married in May, 2014 and became full-time missionaries with Word of Life to Poland in June, 2014.
Our hearts are about bringing the gospel to the children of Poland and discipling them.
I’m currently raising support for us to go to Poland so we can begin a children’s ministry program in the country and also help churches minister to the kids and parents in their community.
Curious? Want to talk? Ask questions? Or perhaps your interested in having us come and speak to your group, you can contact me in any of the ways listed below. Or follow me on the social media channels.
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