Category Archives: Family & Friends

Back in South Africa – thank you for praying!

Dear Family and Friends,

Wow.  Thanks for your patience with our time of blog silence.  The past month was full to the brim with family and friends as we celebrated Dad’s life together, as well as getting involved in the

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Safe and sound in South Africa – for a bit

Oh it is so sweet to be with family!  We were able to “get away from it all” for four days with Sam and Anna and kids to a favorite lodge in the Free State, South Africa.  It was a

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Benoit and Laurentine’s new retirement house blessing

Benoit and Laurentine have just finished building their retirement home.  It is a lovely place, situated with a lovely view and not too close to the hustle and bustle of roads and market noise.  We celebrated with them and we

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Retirement party at CEFA

June 21st we woke up at 4 am to the sound of gentle rain falling.  Normally that would be a very welcome sound, but that day was the day of our retirement party, to take place outside.  Thankfully the

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Roy’s dad passed away

Roy’s 92 year old dad has left us to go “fishing with Jesus”, as our bro-in-love Tim puts it!  From a routine CT scan turned suspicious on June 24th to a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma on July 31st

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Celebrating Mom & Dad

You won’t find a sweeter, more caring couple than Roy’s mom and dad.  If you want to see an example of what marriage can be, they are amazing!  Their love for each other, for the Lord, and for anyone around

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Nathan’s visit

This has been a whirlwind week; Nathan Conrod and his two sons came to Gamboula for a visit.  The boys wanted to hang out with their good friend, Timote T., in his home village, and Nathan wanted to be with

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Sharing

After our little farm family church one Sunday, the farm manager’s wife suggested that we use our offering to bless the poor and needy across the river, rather than just amassing our bit of cash to pay for our Sunday

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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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