A Record of the Golls’ Journey

  • It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8

  • Throughout all their journeys, whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the people of Israel would set out. But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out till the day that it was taken up. For the cloud of the Lord was on the tabernacle by day, and fire was in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel throughout all their journeys. Exodus 40:36-38

June 2015 Home Dedication & Beginning to be able to practice hospitality
Oct. 2014 Move out of the house on Greenleaf Ave, Parma Hts.
Sept. 2014 Signed on our new house

We bought a house, debt free! God is so good!!

We bought a house with lots of “potential” :), but debt free! God is so good!! It was not a house you would fall in love at first sight, but a home you will grow to love with your loved ones day by day!!

May ~ Sept. 2014 Waiting on God’s timing and direction during uncertainty with the “Maybe house”.
May 2014 Isaiah was born
Sept.  2012 Move into the rental house, Greenleaf Ave,ParmaHts. This move blessed us with:

  • wonderful neighbors (with young children),
  • the ability to have Elijah run around outside
  • a place to grow our garden
  • an easier time having guests

We weren’t looking to move, but what a blessing that house became during the two years we were there.

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A search for a home for our garden has led us to a house! Third home!

Sept. 2011 Move into the apartment, North Church Dr., Parma Hts.

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We enjoyed our one-year stay at the apartment. No grass to mow, no snow to shovel, unlimited heat/air. Why the move? We thought we would stay there until heading back to China. God has a different, and always better plan in store.

Dec. 2010 Elijah was born
Sept. 2010 Move into the first house, Vandalia, Cleveland

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First home in the States! God provided a house fully furnished. What a gift!

July 2010 Departed China, arrived in America and stayed with Rob’s parents for a few weeks.

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Goodbye, 再见, China! No thrift store, no garage sell, no storage unit. Give it all away and it felt great!

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July 2006 Rob and Elyse married at Grace Church and started life together

Birth – Marriage  The above is a glance at our life journey together. Click here to read our engagement newsletter for the story of how we met, etc.