This summer, Love Because is going cross country! We're bringing love and help to those God draws us to. From big to small, we're working door to door sharing the Grace of God. The Spirit will guide us through our journey throughout the United State as we rely on the provisions of Providence. We're going to be updating our stories here and through our social media.
Caleb and Jeni, we have been married for 16 years. We met in Army's Airborne School and married just 2 months after we began officially dating. We have traveled the world together and apart during that time. We have 7 children (on paper) but so many more that we may have subbed as "step-in" parents, aunt & uncle or as mentors. We have a heart for the Warrior, Widow, Wanderer and The Weary to see their value, their talents and their potential while also giving them a way to connect and enjoy one another in community together. We help together, we heal together. Caleb is Active Duty Army for the past 18.5 years to present. He has done everything from Paratrooper to Tank Commander, and Recruiter to Senior Drill Sergeant. He will not be able to travel the full trip but will fly out once we get to the west coast. He will hold down the Fort (literally) by providing Love Because 4:19 support at Fort Benning 's Covid response unit where we help provide needed items for soldiers who find themselves sick during their training time here, and juggling work and retirement requirements so that we can prepare to exit the Army in a short time from now. Jeni will brave the road alone with 9 "kids" in tow knowing their talents and strengths, she has the perfect team to take Love Because across the nation. They are both excited and nervous knowing God is going to be with them, before them and behind them, which means only He knows what comes at each stop, task and meeting. Super grateful for the support and prayers along the way.
4 & 6 often confused as twins. One is spicy and one is sweet. They love animals and the outdoors. Sometimes helpful, sometimes preoccupied with life on their own terms. They look forward to adventure but are nervous to be gone so long and are sad leaving daddy behind.
9 years old going into 4th grade. Loves outdoors, swimming and playing videos games. Rarely has shoes or shirt on and is always the best high five giver. He is excited to meet new people and to see old friends and family along the way. He is nervous that we might get stuck on the road.
My name is Caleb but I am called Buddy by my family. I am going into 7th grade and I like anything Dragon Ball. I play video games (scary jump games are a favorite), I make stop motion, and watch some animes. I am excited to see friends and family, meet new people and to see the country. I am nervous about sleeping at new places.
Kayleigh, 14 Sophomore in HS: I like to draw, watch anime, rant about anime and love on animals I like white rice, Ramen Baked potato chips, and Chow mein. Things that interest me as future jobs: hair stylist, zoologist, pet groomer or trainer, or art and design. I look forward to helping people seeing friends and seeing Olivia. I'm nervous about meeting a lot of new people and or not getting along.
Hello, my name is jaymarie colon (aka: jay jay) I am sixteen years old. I am junior in high school. I like to sleep...a lot. In the future I want to study to be a psychologist, I’ve always liked the idea of being able to help people in that way. I can’t wait to help people out on this trip and see their smiles I’m really hoping we can make a positive impact on people’s lives.But one thing that I’m worried about is if I won’t be able to do gods calling and end up getting confused.
Hello my name is Kayla Mitchell and I am 18 years old, I just graduated High School at Chattco in Georgia. One big thing I was happy to receive in High School was my CNA certification. The reason why I enrolled in this class was that I've always have seen myself in the medical field and I am aiming to get my RN in college. Well.. I am still deciding between Airforce or going and getting my RN right away. Waiting for what God says about that:) One thing on the trip that I am nervous about is leaving and not saving up and stressing about my next steps since I am lost on that right now, but I have to realize that God has it all in his hands. I'm really excited to grow more with God and do amazing work for others, and to see the joy that it will bring to them. I thank everyone that has made this trip possible!!
Name : Josh (also called Big Josh in our family)
Age: 20 years old
Education : Central High School ( AL) , Hibbing Community College( MN), Lake Superior College ( MN) Sports : Basketball / Swimming Hobbies : Watching Movies and Tv shows , Listening to Music , playing Video games , going places such as the Mall and other Attraction areas , Hanging out with my friends , and gym workouts/ weight lifting Religion : Christianity
Favorite Food : fried Chicken /Fish or Pasta
Favorite Shoe Brand : Nike or Adidas Siblings : 4 brothers and 3 sisters One thing that I look forward to is meeting new people and helping those in need of work physically and spiritually. One thing I am a bit nervous is how we will be able to travel throughout 30 different states and how will the living arrangement be
Name : Elijah Age: 21 years old Education : Adams State University Sports : Track: long jump, triple jump and 400 Right now I am going into my junior year of college. I would like to major in kinesiology and exercise science. My goal is to become the best long jumper that ever existed.. While we are on this trip I would like to make everyone's week or day. I love helping and giving to people. “Never lose faith in God, believe and believe more"