VIDEO UPDATE: If you’re reading this in an email, you can click on the image above to go straight to the video

As 2023 comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to express our gratitude for the support and love you’ve shown us throughout this year. Your prayers, encouragement, and kind messages have been a source of strength for our family, and we are truly blessed to have such a wonderful community of supporters.

In this update video we share our adventures from the roads less traveled, and the unexpected blessings that have come our way. From attending the Skoolie UP event to forming connections with nomadic families, every interaction has been a testament to the power of God’s love and guidance. We were able to attend the Fulltime Families Friendsgiving rally, navigate bus troubles, and explore the breathtaking landscapes of Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands National Park. Despite the challenges we faced, we found ourselves surrounded by the warmth and generosity of friends old and new. We also opened up about our ongoing journey of faith and service, detailing our efforts to spread God’s love in our desert community, connect with non-Christian families, and build meaningful relationships through acts of kindness and compassion. We are also excited to share that JD has acquired a tractor! And our family has welcomed a new furry friend into our midst – a beloved shorkie dog named Frankie.

As we look forward to the new year, we ask for your prayers and wisdom as we look at purchasing of a new bus, a 1995 Eagle bus, which could serve for our future endeavors. Your support and prayer are truly invaluable to us during this decision-making process.

In the spirit of the holiday season, we extend our warmest Christmas and New Year wishes to each and every one of you. May God’s love, peace, and joy abound in your homes and hearts, and may you find comfort in the presence of loved ones, near and far. Thank you for being an integral part of the Renegade Life family, and we look forward to sharing more stories and experiences with you in the upcoming year.

Blessings and love,

Lia, JD, Gibson & Maverick

Here’s a rundown of exactly what we cover in this video:

  • We start off with a recap of the Skoolie UP event and connecting with people living a nomadic lifestyle
  • JD’s side work with Chris doing network installations in commercial buildings
  • Surprising JD’s mom with a dog named Frankie
  • Recap of an unexpected offer of a place to stay in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Bus troubles during travels south – God is good!
  • Visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park & White Sands National Park
  • Thanksgiving in Tucson, AZ attending a Fulltime Family rally
  • Halloween, trick-or-treating, and JD’s hand injury
  • Involvement in neighborhood and church activities
  • Ministry opportunities in Quartzsite, Arizona
  • Considering purchasing a 1995 Eagle bus
  • Involvement in a homeschool group and prayers for building relationships
  • JD’s purchase of a tractor for dirt work and potential income generation

Prayer Requests

  • Wisdom on purchasing a 1995 Eagle bus to convert
  • Making the most of the opportunities God brings


Supporter Playlist

We have many new supporters here, so if you’d like to catch up on our journey in the past, here is a playlist of all our supporter videos. It’s kinda fun to go back and see Gibson as a pudgy toddler, and Maverick was just a babe when we started our Renegade Life Journey!~


We encourage you to join our channel on Telegram, where we’ve been posting short updates between our monthly update videos. We also post urgent prayer requests there too. Download and find our channel at the following link:

We love you guys, thanks for watching/reading and we’ll see you in the next video!
Lia & JD