Hi! We're The Newquists
Roger, Raeanne, Emma (12), Georgia (12), and Mack (10) make up Team Newquist!
After a 19 year career with the California Highway Patrol, Roger put in for his retirement and accepted a position as Chaplain on board the Africa Mercy. The Newquists are leaving their home in Southern California, their friends and family, and beloved church family, Malibu Presbyterian Church, for a two year commitment with Mercy Ships.
This opportunity is more than we ever dreamed of! We are thrilled to live in community with such incredible, highly accomplished professionals, who love Jesus and want to bring about real change in people's lives in His name. We are also excited to expand our world view and live in a multicultural community of faith (currently there are over 42 nations represented on board) where we can learn and grow.
We are excited to document our adventure on this blog and hope you will journey along with us! If you subscribe, you will receive a weekly newsletter including our prayer requests. We covet your prayers and support as we step on board!
Roger - Retired CHP Sergeant, excited to be back in full time ministry. Loves travel, food, road trips, and Dodger baseball!
Raeanne - loves all things food: cooking, cook books, cooking classes...! Loves travel, public speaking, Dodger baseball, music, and gathering people together to make memories.
Emma - a stunning dancer with grace and talent. Loves all things ballet, reading, drawing, singing, swimming in the ocean, and her puppy Joie.
Georgia - a force on the soccer field in defense! Also plays volleyball and piano. Loves to read, write, draw, sing, and swim in the ocean. But most of all, she loves her puppy Joie.
Mack - a stud on the baseball field, from pitching to covering first base. Passion for all things baseball, especially the Los Angeles Dodgers. Likes surfing, boogie boarding, riding his scooter, and playing xBox!