We are Nathan, Christiana, Ava and Paton, currently serving as missionaries in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This blog was created to provide a window into our life and ministry, especially for the family, friends and supporters, who faithfully love us from afar.
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Monthly Archives: October 2011
October 29, 2011 – 10:13 pm
Perhaps the greatest blessing for me during our time in the US was being present for the birth of my nephew, Daniel Trent Mattioli (or “Naniel” as Ava adoringly calls him). I have beloved nieces and nephews on Nate’s side, but this was the first child born to one of my siblings…and to my best ...read more...
October 25, 2011 – 3:14 pm
Here are some additional pictures of Paton’s first six weeks, before heading back to his home in Cambodia (He was born September 10th and we returned October 23rd…we brought Ava to Cambodia when she was 3 months old)....read more...
October 15, 2011 – 2:14 pm
I was excited when I realized that we’d be in the US for Ava’s 2nd birthday, especially since so many family members and friends missed her 1st (in Cambodia) and because there’s no guarantee that future furloughs will occur in October. How special to have loved ones join us in celebrating our precious daughter! And ...read more...