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Serving refugees fleeing persecution. An inside look at a family that has placed themselves where the need is big.

buxton family



Born June 20 in Bandung, Indonesia

What do you do for fun? Play my acoustic guitar

Favorite subject in school? Health & Physical Education

Favorite sports? Surfing, Aussie Rules & Golf

A book you would recommend? The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer 

How do you like your steak cooked? Medium-rare

Before moving to New York in 2005, Tim was a Youth Pastor at his father's church in Brisbane, Australia.




Born March 10 in West Islip, NY

Hobby (not that you have much time for one)? Scrapbooking

Dream Vacation? A tropical island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.. maybe Tahiti

Favorite Ice-cream Flavor? Mint Choc-Chip

First Job? Baby Sitter

All-time Favorite Movie? Ever After

Turkey or Ham Sandwich? Turkey

Before meeting Tim, Sarah lived in South Africa caring for orphans through Doctors for Life.




Born January 24 in New York, NY

Favorite snack? Cucumbers.

Favorite cartoon character? Woody.

Favorite Hobby? Drawing. 

The swing or the slide? The slide. But her favorite is the hamster wheel.

Favorite Bible story? Samson & Delilah.

Elliana loves going swimming at the beach and being a big sister to Charlie, Lily & August


 Charlie & Elliana checking out the work at The Refuge Community Center


Born October 2 in New York, NY

Favorite snack? Raisins.

Favorite Super Hero? Iron Man.

Favorite Hobby? Riding his scooter.

The swing or the slide? The slide.

Favorite Bible story? Daniel and the Lions Den.

Charlie has made a lot of friends at school. He has also joined the local soccer team - The Suncoast Sharks. 

Soccer position? His favorite position is goal keeper or defender. 



Born March 28 in Brisbane, Australia

Nickname? Her birth certificate says Lilian, but we like to refer to her as our "Free Range Chicken"

Favorite cereal? Raisin Bran

Began Walking? 10 months

Birth weight? 7 lbs 9 oz, making her the heaviest of our three kids

Late or Early? Born 10 days overdue, so we're guessing she'll keep that up. 

Accent? Lily probably has the strongest American accent in the family. She also hasn't quite grasped distances to well. She is constantly asking to go for a day trip to America or Iraq... If only it was that easy.

Lily loves animals, especially dogs. Her favorite is a Burmese Mountain Dog named Sampson.



Born March 30 in Sunshine Coast, Australia

Sleeping habits? Thanks to his rowdy siblings, August is learning to quickly to sleep through a lot of noise. We think a tornado could swing through and he'll still be fast asleep.

Favorite music? Sleeping At Last... We played a bunch of their tunes during his labor and delivery. Check em out... especially the Atlas series.

Cousins? August is #10 in the cousin order. Ma & Pa now have double digits when it comes to grandkids

Birth weight? 6 lbs 14 oz

Late or Early? At two weeks early, he was the earliest of all our kids.

August already has such peaceful demeanor and brings so much joy to our family. He loves getting snuggles and cuddles from his brothers and sisters, who can't give him enough!

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