About Seasoned With Salt: Updates and uptakes from a missionary-in-training
“Seasoned with Salt” is from Colossians 4:6. “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” This verse embodies the type of ministry we desire to have in Spain (and it indulges our passion for food). We desire that every person “taste that the Lord is good,” as Peter says in 1 Peter 2:1 – “So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.”
This is us. We’re Chris and Rosalie Duryee, a happy couple from the wild Pacific Northwest. We’re all about Jesus around here. In 2011, we added Susanna Jane to our family, and in 2013, we added Austin Christopher.
We are career missionaries: we’ll be planting a church in Spain, where we will focus on sharing the Gospel through relationships, teaching English, outreach to children and young families, and college campus clubs.
Our wedding anniversary is July 10, 2004
Lover of Jesus. Wife. Writer. Perceiver. Woman of the Word. Strong coffee drinker. Blog junkie. Conservative. Missionary. Mama. Youth worker. Happiest when barefoot in the summer.
This is me in Spain. I write a lot about Spain. Here on Seasoned With Salt, I ruminate on missions, faith and life, and occasionally, random things I love. Thanks for coming along for the ride!
Rosalie’s birthday is May 8, 1984
An AWANA project featuring long time missionaries to Africa, a recording of elementary-age Chris “preaching” from the playroom, and God-given frustration with the small size of the church in Western Europe led Chris to being open to the call to missions himself. He will use his people and speaking skills to assist with church planting in Spain.
Chris’s birthday is August 20, 1976
About Susanna Jane
Susanna is a treasure, a joy, and the one who makes life fun. She loves to talk, snack, dance like a princess and take care of her babies. We pray her heart would always desire to bring glory and joy to Jesus Christ.
“And though she be but little, she is fierce.” -Shakespeare
Susanna’s birthday is June 30, 2011
About Austin Christopher
Austin is a social kid who talked early and often, loves to read books, run circles around his sister, and climb everything.
“May the word of Christ dwell in you richly. You are a heritage from the Lord.”