Monthly Archives: May 2011
We just spent the weekend in Kingsburg with dear friends. As I stood in church and looked around the congregation, I had a hard time not crying for joy and tender memories. We were fed and taken care of royally, …
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On the road and packing!
We made it to California, and have been enjoying family and friends, we even had a turkey dinner! Yum! We packed up all our belongings (mostly household things like pots & pans & dishes) into this moving van/shipping container, finally …
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the recording studio in Swansons’ living room!
It’s hard to tell whether Roy is playing fort and reading a prepared speech to his foes, or recording part of a video that Aleta needs to put together by next Sunday!!! Yikes!!! Hurry up and get those words onto …
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In Belgium with our buddies
Here are our buddies, Steve and Barb Swanson. Steve is the pastor of the International Church of Antwerp and Barb is a Covenant missionary. It has been so great to spend time with them this past weekend, to see their …
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On our way!!
We happened to be flying to Yaounde along with another mission plane, so we took pictures in mid-air! The pilot was also kind enought to fly over the newly developed CEFA land so Roy could get some aerial shots!
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A local Fulani teacher/farmer, Mallum Nuuhu (Noah in English) has been a friend of ours since our arrival to C.A.R. in 1998. He and three of his sons (no, not Ham, Shem, & Japheth) are involved in working with us. …
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We’ve got rain!!!
Oh my goodness, we are so very grateful for the downpour of about 2.5 inches last night! Normally rainy season starts in mid-March, and we had had one good rain and were hopeful, but then everything dried up and was …
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Labor Day festivities
May 1st is Labor Day in this country, and is celebrated with a day off and a parade and a feast of some sort. We were invited to the government party “downtown”. It was a raucous beer drinking and dancing …
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Teenage boys’ afternoon pasttime?
These boys want to earn a little spending money, so they make, yes, brooms! They go out in fields and pick handfuls of wild grasses and clean them up a little and tie them together at the handle with thin …
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