Our Missionary Family Update – July 2021

Our missionaries have returned for a one-year assignment in Northern Virginia. They plan to return to SE Asia in 2022.

As many of you know, violence forced our family to leave our mission field in Myanmar (Burma) this past spring. The country became too dangerous for our children, with shootings and killings often occurring around our home. After praying and discerning with our partners in the field and our mission sending agencies, we left for the USA, unsure where the Lord would call us next. Now in the USA, our hearts and minds remain with our friends and family in Burma (Myanmar). The transition has been a difficult one. Still, we are greatly loved by our family and friends here in the USA and we also believe the Lord calls us to be a witness wherever we are.

This month, our home church, Greenwich Presbyterian Church, offered a call to serve temporarily as Missionaries in Residence. The assignment allows for Austin to work on his ordination process and for Sinte to assist with many of the church’s children ministries. We’ll also be assisting with discipleship, young adults/families, youth ministry, and much more.

We are looking forward to a year of service in our local community in the USA and the opportunity to spend time with many in the northern Virginia area. We’ve already spoken at some churches and have visited some groups and individual families too. If you’d like to connect with our family, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at