Celebrating Jesus’ birth

It’s summertime in S. Africa.  School has just finished and families are heading off for summer vacation.  Businesses slow down and tourists fill the area, in spite of the great white sharks roaming about in the nearby ocean.  Because of

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Making Christmas cookies


If the Hallelujah chorus comes on, no matter what you’re doing, you’ve just got to sing along!  This is joy!

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We are thankful for our family, friends, and the way the Lord has blessed us through circumstances this past year. There is a myriad of reasons why it is a challenge to live this life but it seems to me

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In South Africa!!!

We made it to South Africa with ALL our luggage, including Roy’s trunk full of plants. We will be in South Africa for three months, getting involved in the ministries at Genesis, the non-profit that Sam & Anna work with.  

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In transit in Yaounde

It seems like no matter where we are, what place we might pass through, Roy loves to help out with gardening/farming/anything to do with plants.  He is happiest when he’s got dirt under his fingernails and leaf litter on his

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Thoughtful friends

How about this: the Lord has gifted us with colleagues, Kim & Jan, who are kindred spirits AND co-grandparents (read: our son married their daughter) AND a couple of people who think about other people and do something about it!  

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1 step forward too many steps back to count

Please pray!  Due to a few events this past week, we no longer have Fulani patients in our hospital.  There have been verbal threats, general harassment, and physical attacks.  We had just begun to see a consistent number of Muslixm

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Just before we left Gamboula, the egrets came swooping in.  I haven’t actually paid attention to see if it’s an actual migration routine, or if it’s just random, but we periodically get to see flocks of egrets in our

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Al & Josef’s visit

Over the weekend we had the privilege of hosting Al Tizon, Director of the Covenant’s Serve Globally, and Josef Rasheed, Regional Coordinator for Covenant’s mission work in Africa.  It was a very special time, getting to know these two men

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Random explosive beauty

No need for words, other than God’s creative gifts to us are amazing!


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