Sanders Family FAQ


We readily admit our journey is a frustrating one to live, let alone understand. A large part of my hesitation in sharing all the details of our journey is the apparent idiocy of it all. It was very hard for me to lay down my fears, and pride to reveal all of it to anyone who follows, or happens to find our blog. It’s one thing to live a crazy life in the middle of the love and support of those around you, but it’s a completely different animal to be laid bare for ALL to see; as is witnessed by my very sporadic postings of the Unabridged Series.

All of that to say, I’ve decided we need a FAQ post. Maybe I’ll even get really teach-y (by me, I really mean Aaron) and have an FAQ section on our page. We LOVE it when people ask us questions about our journey. For reals, we do! It shows you care about us and that makes us happy. Yes, the questions are hard and uncomfortable, but we love answering them and talking with anyone who is interested. So please ask away!

Why don’t you have a job?

Aaron didn’t have a job for 2 1/2 years because we felt like God was asking us to go deeper into “seek first the kingdom” and to wholly and completely trust him and him alone. We knew this wasn’t going to be a forever thing, but that it was a part of the journey that needed to happen.

Do you think everyone has to live by faith?

Yes, everyone should live by faith. But, not everyone will have to sell all they have, move 1,000 miles away, not have a job and wait for God’s direction. That’s our story. Each of our children will have a different story and all of you will have a different story. There may be similarities, (you’d be shocked at how many people have been told at some point in their walk with God not to work. I know I was.) but no story will be identical. God knows what needs to happen in your spiritual makeup that will help you to grow and that’s what he’s going to ask you to do.

Do you use government assistance?

No, we do not use government assistance. There are two reasons: 1. We felt like God said to trust him alone and we wouldn’t be trusting him alone if we were relying on governement assistance. 2. This is a faith walk and not an involuntary financial crisis. Government assistance needs to be used by those that are involuntarily in a place where they need help. That’s why that system was put into place. If you need it, use it. If you’re on a faith walk, what you have or need comes from him and his people.

Why do you have a donate button?

We put the donate button on the blog because people asked us to. They wanted a way to send us financial help that would be fast and secure. This does not violate our trusting God alone. The people that have given have prayed and felt like that’s what God wanted them to do. God likes to help his people through his people, it builds the church.

How are you ok with other people taking care of your family?

We’re not. This is one of the hardest parts of our journey particularly for Aaron. We don’t understand it and we don’t like it. We appreciate all the love and support, but we don’t like having to be in this spot. For some reason God does this though. Elijah and the widow 1 Kings 17:7-16, Elisha and the Shunamite woman 2 Kings 4:8-10, the 12 disciples Luke 9:1-5, the 72 disciples Luke 10:1-8. Those are the first that come to mind, I’m sure there are more.

These are the 5 most asked questions and all of them lead on a rabbit trail of other questions. Haha! Please contact us anytime you have a question about what we’re doing. We are on a journey of faith and the reason we blog is so that, hopefully, through sharing we can bring encouragement and hope to people. We also wholeheartedly believe that all of what we are going through is preparing us for a specific purpose that we were not ready for previously. Please continue to pray for us, we will be praying for you all as well. God has greater things for all of us than we have ever imagined.


Author: Jen Sanders

I'm the wife of a gorgeous hunk of man named Aaron and momma of 4 beautiful offspring that occasionally make me want to pull my hair out. My life goal is to be like Jesus.

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