We are the Rouses, some people call us The Rousehouse, just because it flows and it sounds fun. We enjoy this crazy life together in Charlotte, N.C., but are preparing to move across the big blue waters to a town called Stellenbosch, South Africa. It is our heart to serve others and love them in a big way, the same big way that our Heavenly Father loves us.
We were those crazy kids who got married at 19 and are excited to celebrate our 15 year wedding anniversary in May. Mac, our 12 year old son is the crown of our life with his selfless, caregiving personality. Grey, our 9 year old boy is the joy in our days. His love is fierce and his whit is beyond his years. Ellyana is our 6 year old princess and she thinks she is in charge of everything. She can turn any situation into a party and has a slight amount of sass in her, but she is such a blessing to all of us.
Spanky and I have been in ministry since we were high school kids and have been blessed with the opportunity to serve in some amazing places with some incredible people. Spanky is currently transitioning out of his job at United World Mission as a mobilizer for Africa, Asia and the Middle East in order for us to prepare to move. As a family we seek to be missional in our neighborhood and at the elementary school the kids go to, Piney Grove. We enjoy the relationships we have there and love having a front row seat to what God has been doing through our church’s partnership with Piney Grove over the past 5 years.
We are super excited about our families move to the mission field in August to work along side East Mountain. We feel like this is how the Lord wants the Rousehouse to, “Live a life that is worthy of the calling He has graciously extended to you” (Ephesians 4:1). We feel like this calling is God extending His grace to us. It is a privilege to serve alongside the other missionaries in this community as well as be a part of how the Lord is building His church all over the globe, especially in Africa, a part of the world we fell in love with many years ago. We are trusting in Him and praising Him for his goodness along the way.
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