Living Life in the DR

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

"Never Once"

Pyle Update
“Never Once”
Whew! We survived the first year! We may not have done it well or with much grace :) but we are standing here and that in itself feels like a big accomplishment!
Looking back, there were many moments full of joy, laughter and smiles, but there were also many tears, and to be brutally honest, several sleepless nights of wondering what in the world we were doing here.

If we had been living in our own strength, I’m pretty sure we would have given up and boarded a plane back home. But as I sit here and recall these moments (the good and the bad), they all have one thing in common….never once did we face any of them alone. In every moment, God was walking alongside us and many times carrying us. He gave us the 
strength to carry on when we wanted to give up. He used every hardship and battle to mold us into His likeness. He also gave us each and everyone of you to pray for us and encourage us along the way. How good is our God?! 
I recently heard the song ‘Never Once’ by Matt Redman and I couldn’t help but cry the entire time. It sums this past year up so perfectly.
Standing on this mountaintop
Looking just how far we've come
Knowing that for every step
You were with us
Kneeling on this battle ground
Seeing just how much You've done
Knowing every victory
Was Your power in us
Scars and struggles on the way
But with joy our hearts can say
Yes, our hearts can say
Never once did we ever walk alone
Never once did You leave us on our own
You are faithful, God, You are faithful


The Big Move!
We are moved in and loving it! What a huge blessing it's already been! We have one more family to get moved in before furlough. They should be able to move this weekend. What a big difference it will make for our team to all be in one location and on the same campus as the school! We've already seen the benefits and know there are many more to come. Thank you to everyone you gave and who physically had a hand in constructing our new homes!
We are in need of summer interns and year long short term missionaries! Both play an essential role on our Freedom team. If you are interested, visit or send an email to
The countdown is on! We will be back in Indiana in 11 days! We are looking forward to seeing all of you and sharing what God is doing in the DR! If you'd like to meet with us, you can send an email to
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