Our Exciting News is…

Caleb & I could not be any more excited
about this next chapter of our lives!!!
The Lord has been so faithful & continues to surprise us & bless us daily.
We are unbelievably grateful and thankful for this opportunity.
God is so good.

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The Lord knows the desires of our hearts
and He truly does provide and work in mysterious ways.
He has continually reminded us that His timing is always better
and that His plans always far exceed our own.
He has been preparing Caleb & myself for this next step
our entire lives and yet we can still claim
Ephesians 3:20 in utter amazement.

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more
than all we ask or imagine,
according to His power that is at work
within us.”

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The Lord began to stir Caleb’s heart for the people of Thailand in 2009.
He was still in college and began taking classes to learn about the culture & the language.
He was supposed to go teach in Thailand in 2010,
but the Lord surprised him & changed his plans.
{I’m very thankful for this change- we began dating while he was supposed to be in Thailand}

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While my heart was never specifically set on Thailand,
I have always loved studying other religions & cultures.
In college I studied international religious studies & social sciences.
I’m blessed that my parents exposed me to international cultures at a young age
& my heart has yearned to see the world ever since.
I truly believe that we are each made in God’s image
and I believe that we can see a glimpse of how omnipotent He is
by looking at how vastly different our world and our cultures are.
We each reflect His image in different ways.

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As a married couple the Lord began preparing our hearts at Kanakuk’s KWest Kamp.
Here we had the opportunity to serve middle school students & staff alongside one another.
It was here that our passion for students really began to grow even stronger.
After we were married we spent our first year of marriage at the Kanakuk Institute.
The Institute is a Bible study & discipleship program.
Words cannot convey our thankfulness of our time here.
We got to spend 23 hours a day/7 days a week together while
zealously digging into the Word.
We were covered in wisdom & were taught by some of the most incredible teachers.

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 Currently, we are living just north of Dallas, Texas.
The Lord has continued to prepare our hearts here.
We have become active again at The Village Church
and have found ourselves surrounded by incredible community.
We love our home group
& serving alongside our friends.
We are in the midst of going through the Sending Program at The Village!
We are beyond grateful to be covered in so much prayer, love, and wisdom.

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Our next chapter begins in April.
We will be moving to Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
We have signed a one year contract but do not currently have plans to return to the US.
We are waiting to see where and when the Spirit moves.
Words cannot convey how excited we are
to serve our students, our coworkers, and our new community.

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In Acts 2 & 3 we see Peter and John
living life alongside nonbelievers.
They were intentional about meeting their neighbors where they were.
Peter and John proclaimed Jesus through both their lifestyle & their words.
And that is exactly what we plan on doing.

Nakhon Si Thammarat is the city where Buddhism entered the country.
97% of our community are Buddhist,
2% are Islamic,
and 1% are Christian or other.

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We are excited about the opportunity
to open our home to our neighbors while living in Thailand.
We want our home to be a place of fellowship
& a place where others feel welcome.
It is our prayer that others will experience the love of Christ in our home.

We appreciate each of you more than you know.
Each time you comment or email me, my heart is so encouraged!
We will continue to keep you updated on this website.
If you are new to this site, there is an area to the right where you
can share your email with us.
By sharing your email you will receive notifications
when we post something new.
{no spam, don’t worry}
And continue to cover us in prayer!

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{I’ve received many mails asking 
where my outfits are from.
My skirt, top, and white dress are all from Free People.
My kimono is from Stone_Cold_Fox-
some of their line is also carried at Free People}

{Ashley Monogue Photography}
Can we take a moment just to notice what an incredibly talented photographer 
Ashley Monogue is?! Words cannot convey my thankfulness for this girl. She has 
a true heart for the Lord, loves people well, & is one of the most inspiring
women I have ever met. I am blessed to call her a friend.

If you are ever in the College Station/DFW area, you MUST set up a shoot
with Ashley.She is officially a full time photographer now!! We are blessed
to be a part of her journey! She has exciting news coming up too!

Visit her on Facebook here
or her website here

 

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40 Comments

  • Reply
    Elise Houston
    February 25, 2014 at 8:10 am

    I had an inkling y’all were called abroad to spread the Good News! Wow…how incredible. What a Spirit-led journey y’all will experience as a married couple, tightly bound through covenant with Him and each other. Glory to God! Will be praying for y’all and reading alongside your journey! xx

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      Chloé Arnold
      February 25, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      You’re a smartie :) Thank you for your prayers Elise!

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    Caroline
    February 25, 2014 at 8:33 am

    How exciting!!!! Congrats on your upcoming adventure, I know the Lord will protect you and guide you through it all! Sounds like we don’t live too far! xoxo

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      Chloé Arnold
      February 25, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you so much! We might have to do a coffee date before we head out :)

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    Emily
    February 25, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Oh my heavens!!! I am so excited for you guys!!! What an incredible blessing you guys will be over in Thailand! Covering yall with prayer!!

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    Paul
    February 25, 2014 at 9:19 am

    So excited for you guys. Praying for you

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    Katie K
    February 25, 2014 at 9:55 am

    I’m so excited for you guys! What an encouragement and inspiration you two are. Praying for God to do amazing things through and in you while you are in Thailand. Cannot wait to follow along!!
    -Katie @ http://www.hotteaandtheemptyseat.com

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      Chloé Arnold
      February 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      You are FAR too sweet Katie. Thank you! Love you blog :)

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    Callie Nicole
    February 25, 2014 at 9:59 am

    What an exciting new journey The Lord is taking you on! I can’t wait to read more as you make the move, and I’ll be praying for you!

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      Chloé Arnold
      February 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      Thank you Callie!! Really appreciate your prayers and sweet words!

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    Amanda
    February 25, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Exciting adventure ahead for you and your husband! I pray that you will be blessed as you do Gods will for your lives and I pray that God protect you and keep you in the palm of His hands.

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      Chloé Arnold
      February 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      Thank you Amanda!! Thank you for your prayers!

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    Cassie
    February 25, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I logged on first thing this morning to see what the news was, but had to wait longer! How exciting!!! I can not wait to see the journey!

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      Chloé Arnold
      February 25, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      Ha! Thanks Cassie! Excited to follow your next journey with your precious little one!!

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    Marley P
    February 25, 2014 at 10:57 am

    How exciting!!!! Cannot wait to follow you on this next adventure!! Praying for you both! Can’t wait to see how He uses you

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      Chloé Arnold
      February 25, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      We look forward to sharing it all with you!! Thanks Marley!

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    Betsy
    February 25, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Seriously love this! Your video is BEAUTIFUL!! Literally got teary eyed. So excited for you two. Sending prayer and love your way.
    Ps share your address with us so we can send you goodies :)

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      Chloé Arnold
      February 25, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      You are far too sweet Betsy! Thank you :)

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    Megan Minns
    February 25, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    So excited for you sweet friend!!! So thrilled to see it all unfold. Sending my prayers your way throughout this incredible journey!! xoxo

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      Chloé Arnold
      February 25, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      Thanks Megan!! Thankful for you and your friendship over the years!

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    Katie Cook
    February 25, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Hooray!!! Soooo excited for you guys to go to Thailand:) What a blessing and light you will be, and blessings you will receive from the beautiful people there!! xoxo Katie

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      Chloé Arnold
      February 25, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      Wahoo! Thankful for your constant encouragement sweet friend! xox

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    Kim Fernando
    February 25, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Agh! Just commented on your previous post only to see the news was posted! Yay!!! How exciting! I can’t believe how cool that story is!!! And I’m excited because I know He’s stirring something in my heart, too, and sometimes I just can’t wait. But I know His timing is perfect and hearing your story makes me so happy for the two of you and amazed at what He does. Just amazed. I hope we continue to see parts of your story and grow with you through it. Be blessed, guys! So exciting!

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      Chloé Arnold
      February 25, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      Haha! Well at least your suspense was short lived :) Praying that the Lord gives you clear direction and peace and joy in the season of waiting!! Can’t wait to see how He uses and blesses you! xox

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    Amanda Weaver
    February 25, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Congrats sweet Arnold family! I am so inspired by you & the incredible journey ya’ll are following! Ya’ll will be in my prayers as you set out to set the world on fire!!

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      Chloé Arnold
      February 25, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      Thank you so much Amanda!! You are so sweet. Thankful for your prayers! :)

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    Chantel Klassen
    February 25, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    So excited that the suspense is finally over!! (It was killing me!!) And I’m so over the moon excited for you guys!!!!!! April isn’t that far away. :) I can’t wait to see how God works in your lives over there!

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      Chloé Arnold
      February 25, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      Haha it is FINALLY over!! It was killing me too! We leave April 24th so we at least have almost that entire month! :)

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    Caroline
    February 26, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    I didn’t get to watch the video yesterday, but the Lord led me back to your blog! How sweet and exciting!!! He is going to use you in mighty ways. PS Y’all are precious and I grew up in Tulsa, so always had friends at Kanakuk ;)

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    2blessed2bestressed
    February 26, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    HOW THE HECK ARE Y’ALL GONNA FIT ALL UR STUFF IN THOSE SUITCASES????!?!? LOLOL!!!! So great to hear y’all are going over there to spread the Lord’s word! I WILL LIFT YOU IN PRAYER

    Fran

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    Amanda
    February 28, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Wow! What a wonderful and exciting opportunity! I am from Tyler, TX and our story sounds very similar. My husband and I were called to Peru in 2009. We have been living here for 5 years and God has blessed us in so many unexpected ways! We live amongst our neighbors and friends in community- much like the Acts church. I am praying that God will lead you clearly in this new chapter of your life! Will be following you to know how I can pray specifically!

    Blessings!
    Amanda Wissmann
    http://www.calledtoperu.org
    http://www.amandalaura.blogspot.com

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    Rachel G
    February 28, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Wow. This is so cool. I wish you all the best in your adventure of serving God! And it’s kind of amazing the parallels between ya’ll’s story and ours–I was just sharing some of our story on my blog this week.

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    Robyn Black
    February 28, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    super, super exciting!!!! :)

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    The Grits
    February 28, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    OMG!! You are moving!!! That is so exciting!!!

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    Susannah
    March 2, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Wow!!! What a fabulous new adventure the Lord is calling the two of you on! I can’t wait to follow along and see what He does in and through you! Thanks for linking this up with the Faith and Fellowship blog hop! :-)

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    Tara Illy
    March 4, 2014 at 9:12 am

    This is amazing – as are you two! I can’t wait to see what
    the Lord does with your lives in Thailand!!! Your beautiful heart is so
    inspiring doll :)

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    Erika
    March 7, 2014 at 9:57 am

    how fun! I love how colorful and creative this photo shoot is! Many wishes of joy and guidance in this new path God is leading you! New seasons of life are always fun!

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    Postcards from Rachel
    March 8, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Congratulations! So very exciting for your family!

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