Sunday, February 8, 2015

My In-Laws: Philip & Liz Sloan

The series that I started on introducing my hubby's amazing missionary family may take me awhile to get through, but I will certainly finish.  And, I believe you will be blessed if I do!  This family has long been a symbol of what it means to serve the Lord together in missions.  I often tell people that it is natural that my hubby is now teaching missions at Golden State Baptist College.  Missions is really all he has ever known his entire life (He is brilliant in many areas, but you know what I mean!), and speaking/teaching about missions is as natural for him as breathing.  Although it is natural, it certainly isn't monotonous!   He has a deep passion for missions and the Gospel, as does his entire family.
The next brother I would like to introduce you to is David's third brother Philip.  Philip has a natural gift for ministering to people.  He has been on the mission field of Mexico (as an adult) since 2003. After his father passed away, he took the pastorate of the church he grew up in that his father had started and pastored.  Philip grew the church to new heights with his youth and vision, and spent 10 years dedicating his life to that one work.  He and his angelic wife Liz (who literally has the voice of an angel) and their four boys have since moved to another part of Mexico to start a new work.  David and I are excited to see what the Lord is going to do through them in this new phase of ministry.

I enjoyed the opportunity to travel one year on my college's tour group with my (now) sister-in-law, Liz.  At the time we didn't know what the future held, but it is fun to look back now and realize that four of the seven of us who were on that group are now related in some way or another.  Before you start thinking our college was tiny, I assure you that it really wasn't.  The Sloans just had a way of saturating our college with their amazingness. :-)

We are proud of Philip and Liz and their four precious boys, and we are praying the Lord sees fit to eventually add some sweet pink (a girl!) to their little sports team.