Category Archives: Family & Friends

Cute kids! Always!!

I may face disgruntled soldiers at border crossings, or be overwhelmed by the requests for rides and meds and help, but I tell you what, I’m never without some cute kid nearby, wanting to hold my hand or carry for

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After church meal

Last Sunday, May 26th, which was supposed to be Mother’s Day here, our little church family out at the farm decided that we would have a meal together.  We had a guest speaker, Pastor M, who often does

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Anton

Our dear friend and colleague, Anton, is resigning from his position as Africa coordinator with the Swedish mission’s Interact.  There is a committee to take his place, with ex-missionaries (we know them all and think they are great choices) heading

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A dear friend has passed away

Hajja J, mom to some of my closest friends, and my own dear friend since our arrival to CAR 21 year ago, is gone.  She went to meet her Maker on Saturday.  She will be missed, her smile and warm

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Mother’s Day has passed by, but mothers’ love is here to stay

I am ever so thankful for our sweet, loving, Jesus-following mom whose smile can brighten your day and whose hugs can warm you in your coldest moments

I am thankful for the two boys who made me a mom and

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Missing Jan & Kim

As I visit with Fulani friends on both sides of the river border, one of the questions I hear most is “how are Jan & Kim?”  We all miss them.  They left plenty of souvenirs behind, some are tangible and

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Back at home and very content

Our time with friends, away from work, in God’s creation, was extraordinary,

but it is SO GOOD to be home again,

even though we came home to face a blown out generator

and no antenna set up at our house

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Mom is 91!

This dear woman of deep faith has been such a blessing and influence on us all our lives.  Her easy going nature and love for God, family and life shine from her.  She and Dad are now 91 and still

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Lynn & Gary

Where do I even begin to tell the story of how much we love these two?  Lynn & Gary graciously and lovingly opened up their hearts, home, and farm, first to our kids and then to us.    We do life

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Luke in South Africa

Our good friend and missionary colleague, Luke Turk, came from Cameroon last week to stay for a short while with us in South Africa.  He had injured his arm in December, had surgery, and because of a concern about the

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