Cyber cafe under the trees

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Most of the time in order to get online, read: have the Google page even load up, we have to go across the border in order to be right under the cell phone tower.  We can do email almost every

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Thank you for the encouragement!

Century plant toppled over and dying, but sending out thousands of new plantsblog hurry up and reproduceI was overwhelmed by the responses I received after my “Overload” post, and I just want to say thank you!  Thank you for the encouragements, the prayers,

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Overload

 

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It has been quite a week, with happenings that make me cry out to the Lord, “why, why, why?!?”. A Fulani friend of ours lost twins in premature labor before she could even get across the river to our

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Thankful for treatment for cataracts

My long time friend, A, will be coming to the mission hospital this week, for medical treatment.  She has had operable cataracts quite some time now, at least we think this is the case.  We are thankful we have a

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No shorts allowed!!!

We don’t want your tank tops and flip flops here, thank you very much!  Never mind that other stuff on the sign!

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B is back home!

blog Biba back home Our friend, B, braved the officials at the barriers on each side of the border, as well as braving a return to the town she was chased out of about 2.5 years ago. She needed to come to our mission

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Skype is a wondrous gift to Gramdee across the miles


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Oh what delight!  To Skype (video chat on our computer) with our kids and grandkids, in Indiana and South Africa – WOW!  This Gramdee’s heart is full.  We heard all of their voices, and saw most of their faces –

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Typical day across the river

It’s always an exhausting time, to go across the river and take care of all sorts of errands and visits.  I don’t know if it’s the stress of crossing the borders with the officialdom and red tape like never before,

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My goodness it’s quiet around here

Our guests have all returned to their homes and work in the U.S. and beyond, and it feels a bit strange to be just the 2 of us at home.  The first to go were our 3 guys, Dave, Mark,

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The vet in action!

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Denise was able to actually hang out with some cattle today, getting a small taste of what it might be like if she and her husband come to stay in a couple of years!  Unlike most of our Fulani friends

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