Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Jeff and I decided to start this blog to keep our friends and family up to date on what's happening in our lives and what God is doing in our family. Most of you know, we have prayed for a long time about opportunities to go to Portugal. For Jeff it means returning to the place of his childhood, and returning to a group of people that he loves and desires to serve. For me, it's an opportunity to serve and be used in whatever way God would have.
Jeff visited Portugal during the last week of January. My brother in law Christian went with him, and they had a great time visiting and exploring. Jeff's primary goal in going was to seek God's face and discern whether or not to continue pursuing a ministry in Portugal. We believe God answered that affirmatively through Pastor Antonio ('To) Figueira. He is the pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Porto, and has a strong discipleship program and church planting ministry. He specifically invited Jeff and our family to join the church in ministry. We are very excited about this opportunity, a wide open door to serve in Portugal.
Our next post will be our first official newsletter. We will post all our updates here, as well as mailing the actual newsletters.
We love you all and are so thankful for your prayers throughout these years, past, present and future!


  1. hey caryne-
    this is exciting to see what God has for your family. we will be praying for you guys as you look to God for direction and timing.
    love lots-jamie

  2. Yeah for the Darling's in Portugal! Ever since I've known Jeff, it's all he has talked about! :)

  3. Que maravilha!! Estaremos orando junto com vocĂȘs!

  4. That's great news! Are you going as independents?

  5. We will be going as missionaries of Antioch Baptist Church in Porto. Bild International, out of Ames, Iowa, is the connection in the States. Bild is a partner of the church, and they provide tax receipts, etc.

  6. I'm excited for you. We left half of our hearts in Portugal when we returned to the states.

    Susan Price