Many of you shared your prayers and love with us as we grieved the loss of Sarah’s best friend, Rompeolas. Sarah saved her birthday money and Christmas money for 10 years with only one goal in mind—to buy a horse of her own. In Spain, that dream came true when Sarah bought a beautiful, well-trained Anglo-Arabian horse named Rompeolas (Wave Breaker). Together, they trained and competed in show jumping and spent countless hours together in the country. Sadly, in February, the vet began seeing signs of a liver issue. By March, our beloved Rompeolas was suffering and losing weight and the vet announced that there was nothing more that could be done—she had to be put down. Moments later, we were saying tearful goodbyes to a dear member of our family. Many of you sent condolences and said to let you know when Sarah would be ready to find a new horse. If you would like to be a part of getting Sarah back in the saddle, you can send gifts electronically to https://paypal.me/billydrum and we will give your gift to Sarah.
Who am I? In my USA life, I was a teacher in Texas for 15 years. I was also a professional photographer, a Southern Living / Martha Stewart wannabe, a soccer mom, and a short term mission team coordinator / intern director for missions in Mexico... you name it, I probably tried it!
In 2006, my husband Billy and I became cross-cultural workers (CCWs) with TMS Global. For five years, we served in three rural Quechua Wanca villages in the Andes of Peru. And when I say rural, I mean RURAL - like no potty! We have three incredible children... two adult boys who live in Texas, and the Sarah (14) lives with us in whatever country we are serving. I'm still teaching, still taking photos, still leading teams and mentoring, I just do it all in full-time service now! And I'm working hard at giving Southern Living and Martha Stewart a run for their money! I spent my days in Peru learning to live a Quechua lifestyle in a rustic adobe house - cooking Peruvian foods, sewing with Quechua women, raising my chickens and goats and pigs, and planting my gardens. Now I live my life in small town Spain, serving other cross-cultural workers and immigrant peoples, writing, and trying to figure out what life looks like for a Texas girl serving Christ in Southern Europe. Life in His service is AWESOME! I'm happy to share it with you here... Enjoy!