Recap on Africa

The Ostrand's served as missionaries with All Nations in Cape Town, South Africa from 2010-2015.

Karl's focus was reaching kids through a soccer academy program called Ubuntu Football.

Julie's passion was working with women from under-resourced communities on job skills and creating small businesses. She is still involved with the two businesses she helped start (Beautiful Changes is a wall stencil service and is a sewing business that sells fun products online).


They have returned to the US and now live in Omaha, Nebraska with their 5 children.

Karl continues to coach kids, using soccer as a tool to mentor young men and is the tournament director at Sporting Omaha FC.

Julie is living out her passion to help businesses shine through design and marketing with Woohoo Marketing...while also helping people discover and leverage their strengths through Strengths Finders Coaching.

Time in Africa

Want to know more about their time in Africa? Please read the below e-newsletters...

December 2015

Looking back on "Christmas with the Ostrands" since 2009

November 2015

Transition and
What Now?

August 2015

Back in the US!
Video Greeting from Karl & Julie

June/July 2015

Leaving Africa
12 Snapshots


May 2015

Julie launched "Beautiful Changes" new wall stenciling service

Special Request

Karl will bring soccer to rural Africa (soccer camps in Zimbabwe and Zambia)

April 2015

Big Annoucement - Ostrands Return to America Permanently

March 2015

Happy Easter!
Video Greeting from the Ostrands

February 2015

The Truth about Our Facebook Life AND Karl teaches a coaching course

January 2015

The Truth about Karl and
New Academy House for 14 Soccer Players

Happy New Years

Video Greeting:
Meet Baby Colton

December 2014

Merry Christmas
from the Ostrands


November 2014

Finally! products for sale

October 2014

Help launch
(creating jobs in Africa with beautiful home decor products)

September 2014

Get Julie's Inside Scoop
& Karl's Latest News

August 2014

It's a boy!




Ostrand Big Announcement:
New Tenant Arriving

June 2014

Enjoy this tour -
12 special photos...

May 2014

Fireside Chat with Karl and Julie (including an actual fire)

April 2014

Becoming a person of color, Isaiah 61 Bracelet Mother's Day Special, soccer kids are shocked


March 2014

Saying Good Bye
to Mom

February 2014

Joan Ostrand -
Sad News

January 2014

A Hard Landing - our
first month back in Africa

December 2013

We are headed
back to Africa now


November 2013

Motherhood is Beautiful
jewelry for sale

October 2013

Julie's miscarriage
and Karl wins State Cup

September 2013

Fireside Chat with
Karl and Julie

August 2013

Why Soccer isn't about
Soccer to Karl and
Julie's Motherhood Tell-All Blog




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