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September, 2016

The Development Works of Mercy

Below are some thoughts from our founder Clark Massey. They were included in the most recent newsletter announcing our foreign mission.

Dear Simple House Supporters and Donors,

A Simple House is expanding to Nicaragua! The first Simple House opened in 2003, and the second house opened in 2009. When the chance to start a foreign mission presented itself, we were shocked and excited.

have known the Eckstine family for six years. Our paths have crossed multiple times while they served as foreign missionaries, and I have worked with Mark on construction projects in the states. In 2015, they came to KC, and we started talking about a new way to approach foreign mission work.

We are opening a foreign mission!

Below is our Summer newsletter, written by Mark and Lora Eckstine. who will be starting our new foreign mission.

Dear Friends and Family,

We are starting a new Simple House in Nicaragua! We have always dreamed of being missionaries, but we put that desire aside as our family grew. Seven years ago, we felt God stirring our hearts to make a radical change to help our family grow in faith. This led us to reconsider our desire to be missionaries and take the plunge. Since then, we have lived in the Philippines, Mexico, and on the island of St. Lucia. Missions is the wonderful grace-filled life that our family needs, yet we have been surprised by some of the pitfalls and lessons of missionary work.