Nathan and Annie met when she came to BLF on an Impressions Team in 2010. Their friendship grew over the internet and Skype, and after Annie’s internship in France was finished, they returned together to the United States and were married in November 2012. They returned to France again in March 2013 to serve together at BLF.
Since their return, Nathan and Annie’s responsibilities have expanded even further! Nathan is now handling much of BLF’s graphic design needs including laying out the books page by page, as well as the other small graphic projects like newsletters, signs, business cards, etc. He is also very involved in keeping the inventory organized and up-to-date. Annie, too, is kept busy with the orders, ranging from 1-2 books all the way up to pallets packed with hundreds, even thousands of books. This year, she has also taken on more responsibility with entering the accounting data into the computer.
One of Nathan and Annie’s favorite tasks is working with the Impressions Teams that come to BLF during the summer. The progress that can be made with one team in just a few days is unimaginable if the BLF Europe staff were left to themselves! It’s always an encouragement to find new friends on the teams and show them a little of the differences between France and America – and the beauty in that diversity.