Category Archives: Family & Friends

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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Gretta

Gretta comes once a week to clean our house, as well as our kids’ house and the Titus Garage  office.

She is a sweet and funny lady, but she struggles with the English language.  We’ve had some funny conversations, and

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Saying goodbye to our buddies

Our dear friends and colleagues in Fulani ministry, Jan & Kim Cone, will be leaving Central Africa in mid-March, starting their retirement years.  They have written such lovely but poignant stories of their goodbyes to dear Fulani friends, and I

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Sam and Anna’s visit

How sweet it has been to have Sam & Anna with us for 10 days.  Short time but very helpful, and what a delight to just hang out together and laugh and catch up.  They were able to have some

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