The Stones

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David and Gwen Stone together with their five children: Daniel (11), Anne Marie (11), James (7), Henry (5) and Timothy (<1) have joined Friendship International to answer God’s call to serve in Romania. Both David and Gwen felt called to missions in their youth and have been serving in their home town of Nampa Idaho in children’s ministry and in their local church. Through God ordained circumstances, they were able to visit Romania in April of 2019. While they were there, it was evident that the Lord was calling their family to serve in Romania. They are planning to move to Romania this summer and begin language study as well as help with Friendship camp. Please pray for their family as they prepare to move to Romania and adjust to life there. Pray also that they will be able to learn the language quickly and that they will be a light and a blessing effectively sharing the gospel in Romania.

  • Happy Easter!
    March 21 we were blessed and privileged to dedicate Timothy Miracle Stone to the Lord. It was a joyous celebration of everything that the Lord has brought our family through and the huge miracle of Timothy’s life! We are so thankful that he is growing and thriving! Everyone comments that he is such a goodContinue reading “Happy Easter!”
  • Covid Recovery and Blessings
    I think it’s just like the Lord to take a date that was very traumatic for our family and redeem it, changing it into something good!
  • Through a Wedding and a Funeral, the Love of God holds us Together.
    February 2 has a very strange holiday which involves pulling a ground hog out of it’s burrow in order to prognosticate whether or not there will be an early spring. Well, we didn’t have any ground hogs, but the forecast of our future move to Romania seems to be that there will be delays. AtContinue reading “Through a Wedding and a Funeral, the Love of God holds us Together.”
  • La mulți ani!
    Happy New Year! Everyone is hoping that 2021 will be better than 2020 was. Whatever this new year holds, we will not be disappointed if we put our hope in the Lord! In uncertain times we can put our hope and trust in Christ Jesus. He never leaves us or forsakes us.  Our family wasContinue reading “La mulți ani!”
  • Merry Christmas Everyone
    What a year! 2020 has been crazy for everyone, but our family has experienced an extra layer of crazy! We were expecting to move to Romania for missions this year to answer God’s call. Several things happened to delay this move and as 2020 comes to an end, we find ourselves still in Nampa. GodContinue reading “Merry Christmas Everyone”
  • Trials bring growth
    Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds
  • The Lord will complete the good work He began!
    I had planned to share an update about our recovery and how the Lord has answered so many prayers for us. I am able to walk again without the aid of a walker or a cane! Both David and I are able to drive again! David is working part time! And we have been strongContinue reading “The Lord will complete the good work He began!”
  • School during the In Between
    September is the first month of fall. It is also the beginning of school for many children and families around the world. This year is different and stressful for most families. With Covid-19, nothing seems normal anymore! Difficult decisions need to be made whether homeschooling, doing online school, or sending children to a traditional brickContinue reading “School during the In Between”
  • Being Restored to Life
    I was recently in a terrible auto accident and many of you have probably seen the many updates about it. I wanted to write a complete account of what happened and what God has been teaching me through this process. During this experience we were reading from Romans 8 and we stumbled upon this verse:Continue reading “Being Restored to Life”
  • Update 2 on the Stone Family
    We felt it necessary to give you one more important update on the developments with the Stones since the accident they were involved in almost 2 weeks ago. As you recall they were in a terrible accident with the entire family on their return home from visiting friends, family and churches in the Portland area.Continue reading “Update 2 on the Stone Family”
  • UPDATE on the Stone Family
    Hopefully you had a wonderful Independence Day celebration.  Well, the Stones didn’t necessarily, but, praise God they are alive and recovering. We want to share with you a short report personally written by Gwen Stone from her hospital room. Hospital stay, July 2020. Because 2020 is the year that keeps on giving!! We were headedContinue reading “UPDATE on the Stone Family”
  • Stones Stepping out, episode 2
    Bags are getting packed, furniture has been sold, our kiddos are sleeping on mattresses on the floor. The upcoming move to Romania is starting to get real! June 12-13 we had a huge garage sale and were able to sell most of our furniture including our dressers and bed frames. We are praising the Lord forContinue reading “Stones Stepping out, episode 2”
  • Restless for Romania
    The Call We’ve know since April last year that God has called us to Romania. God enabled us to visit Romania just before Easter 2019. While we were there it was clearly evident that the Lord was calling us to move there as missionaries. Since then we have been praying and searching for a MissionContinue reading “Restless for Romania”
  • He is risen!
    We hope you had a wonderful celebration of our Lord’s resurrection! This has been a very different celebration from any other year. I’m sure you also have been affected by Covid-19. It seems that no matter where you go in the world, this virus is affecting everyone! While it is a great inconvenience for usContinue reading “He is risen!”