Sometimes I could just pinch myself! You see, I had always wanted to be a pastor’s wife since I was a little girl (a pastor’s daughter), but didn’t know if God would actually send me one to marry. But He did!
It still seems so unreal to me that I have served nearly 37 years in this very-close-to-my-heart role! I watched my parents love and serve people and point them to Jesus. I wanted the same way of living as what I had growing up.
As a Village Missionary wife I’ve been privileged to get to know people; lead some to Christ, help people learn and grow; have them into our home for a meal or for a Bible study; celebrate babies, graduations, and weddings; be there in times of trials or sickness or death.
Is it always easy? No. But is it fulfilling? Absolutely!
What is incredible to me is the fact that the older I become, the more faithful God REALLY truly is to me. He has a track record in my life. He has years and years of being the promise-maker and promise-fulfiller to me, my husband, and our family.
Yes, we have suffered loss, and trials, and failure. But God has seen us through every single one of those periods of suffering and brought us closer to Himself and each other.
Scattered across the nation and the world are lots of little needy towns like ours! We need beacons to shine for Him. His love and light flowing through us should be the biggest joy and honor of our lives! AND guess what? We can influence our children and generations beyond by modeling what being a true disciple of the Lord is all about! I LOVE being a VM pastor’s wife!
Kathy and Tony have been VM missionaries for 37 years; their entire marriage. They have three married kids, and one son graduating from high school in June. The delights of their hearts are their kids and darling grandchildren, and building into each one of them just how much God loves them and has big plans for their lives. They love their little Kettle Falls Community Church family and the people in their town, Kettle Falls, WA.