BETH AND JOE
To the one who had the courage to choose life;
Thank you for having the courage to choose life for your little one and the courage to consider adoption. We hope and pray that God will continue to give you strength and peace in the difficult days that are ahead. We also pray that you know and experience His love and forgiveness. The little one you are carrying will always be a part of you and they will always carry a part of you with them.
WE ARE BETH AND JOE AND ALONG WITH OUR 2.5 YEAR OLD SON, PETER, LIVE AND MINISTER IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA.
We are missionaries who travel throughout Southern Africa and every two years, throughout the United States for a few months. In 2018 we will be traveling in the states from the end of March until mid-July. Loving and serving God is our life. We have been married 5 years. We love spending time with others, having people over to share a meal, playing games, being outdoors, camping, traveling, reading (Beth and Peter), puzzles (Joe and Peter), and making life an adventure.
Joe has a Bachelors of Science degree in psychology and education. He worked previously for a group home with children with emotional problems. He has also worked for several non-profits. He spent a year as a volunteer missionary in Bulgaria. Beth has a Bachelors of Science in Religion and a Masters of Divinity. She volunteered for two years in Italy, as well as working for a number of yearswith people called into missions for their church denomination.
Our current roles as missionaries involve both lots of travel but also time in our Field Office. Together we coordinate and host short term missions teams that are coming to and from the 5 countries we work with. We also do training in various topics including missions and leadership training. Joe is the treasurer for the 5 countries we work with. Beth assists with communication with our national leaders as well as collecting and inputting statistical information from our various local churches. We also teach on occasion in a nearby Bible College. Our day to day routine changes a bit week to week depending on if we are traveling or at home. Whether we are traveling or at home we make sure to take time away from our ministries to rest and spend time together as a family.
Our lives and ministry keep us busy but no matter what is going on, our marriage and family is a top priority. We have dinners together as a family. Each evening before Peter goes to bed we read stories together, read a bible story, pray and sing together and talk about the day’s events and what will be happening the next day. We also believe that family traditions are important; we try as much as can to have Friday night pizza, movies and games. Joe makes waffles or pancakes every Saturday morning that we are home.
Due to some health issues we were not sure that we would ever become pregnant and we always knew that adoption may be a part of our story. God blessed us with Peter, however, after years of trying and 2 miscarriages we feel that adoption is the best way to give Peter a sibling. We are looking forward to meeting the little one God blesses us with.
"As our children get older our family traditions will grow with them. One thing will remain constant that they are always told that they are loved no matter what and that we are there for them no matter the circumstance."
Our house is a three bedroom; two story townhouse inside of a complex. We have a backyard with a sandbox and barbeque. Our complex has a pool and tennis courts where Peter spends time swimming, riding his bike and playing with balls. Our neighbors are families that also serve in the same church organization as us. They are our Missionary family since our other families live far away. Our home is filled with lots of pictures of our families and friends from around the world. As much as possible we try to have a home filled with laughter, friends and people who are like family.
Your little one will be loved by us, by their extended family, by our missionary family and by the others we serve with. The nature of our ministry means that they will see and experience things most people never have the opportunity too. Seeing monkeys, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and lions will be a part of their life. Seeing and experiencing different cultures and being a part of something bigger than them will be their daily life.
We will be open and honest with your little one about the fact that they are adopted. If you desire we are open to staying in contact and updating you and your family about your little one’s growth. If this is something you do not want then we will respect that but they will still know that they are loved by their birth mother.
Our loved ones
our extended family, missionary family and friends we consider family
1 John 4:12 - "No one has ever seen God but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us."
We would be deeply grateful for the privilege to adopt your little one. We will welcome them into our family and they will know the love of their Heavenly Father and of our family and friends. We will give them everything they need and some that they want. We will love them, pray for them, respect them, teach them, have fun with them and go on adventures with them.
Please feel free to send us an email if you have questions or need more information. We can also communicate via Whatsapp or iMessage if you would like.
With grateful hearts,
Beth and Joe