The good and the bad, and joy in the midst of it all
Friday, October 15, 2021

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MS Gulf Coast October 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021

We have spent much time on the road during this amazing Stateside Assignment.  We truly love to be out meeting with people, sharing in churches, and seeing new sights.  Last weekend we had another opportunity to do just that.   We headed out on Friday in route to the Mississip... .. read more..

November’s News
Monday, November 1, 2021

Hi everyone, We hope your October was a good one. We had a good morning of outreach ministry at our church in Komatsu on October 17, where I preached and Yoko played piano. In a first, I had a Chinese interpreter for my Japanese message, for the sake of some Chinese guests. Please pray for God to... .. read more..

Mississippi State Fair 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Mississippi State Fair rolls around every October.  It is another thing I love about being home in the fall.  I love riding the rides.  I love eating the foods.  I love all the exhibits and the shows.  Most of all, I just love the excitement that the fair brings. ... .. read more..

October Update
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

 I can't believe it's been three months since I've written on our blog! But that is just a sign of how full life has been and I mean that in every beautiful way. In August we finally got to move into our home in South Carolina and two weeks later the three big boys started public school. It'... .. read more..

Cory's Delice Visit
Thursday, October 7, 2021

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An African Parable…
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Pezinho (Peh-zeen-yoo) left home just after dawn on a cloudless, warm, Saturday morning, ready for his long, familiar trek to the village of his parents.  It would take him all day, so he carried a small, scrubbed oil jug filled with quissangua, the local drink made with ground corn powder, sugar... .. read more..

Who needs a walker?
Saturday, October 23, 2021

We continue to thank God for Jennifer's progress. This week: 1.  We moved back up to our bedroom upstairs.  Jennifer is navigating the stairs confidently-but does hold on to the railing going each way. 2. We moved out the upright piano we inherited from Jennifer's mother (dozens of keys... .. read more..

Not For Sale!
Monday, October 18, 2021

"Is your unicycle on Gumtree yet?" This seems to be a common question amongst those that I've seen since breaking my arm just over a week ago, and the answer is very simple: "No they are not!" (yes I have seven unicycles) and nor will they be until such time as I'm physically unable to ride, and ... .. read more..

Road Trip to North Mississippi and Memphis
Monday, October 11, 2021

At the beginning of the month, we took a relaxing road trip to North Mississippi.  Our original plan was just to visit David's dad at his beautiful, new home in Oxford.  We ended up leaving a day early so we could spend a little time with former IMB missionaries Jeff and Karen Thomas.&n... .. read more..

日本語のニュースレター「Dear Friends in Japan」vol.11
Monday, October 11, 2021

いつもありがとうございます。最新のニュースレターをこちらのリンク通してダウンロードができます: お祈りをよろしくお願いします。 .. read more..

Safe & Secure
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

I'm feeling a lot happier since speaking with the Surgeon over the phone about my cast and removing it.  The cast (if you could call it that) was a bit Heath Robinson in its construction and felt very loose on my arm leaving me feeling quite vulnerable, so after chatting with the Surgeon abo... .. read more..

Fig chutney
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Homeschool Days September 2021
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

We ended another busy month of school last week.  We are in a good rhythm and our days, for the most part, are running smoothly.  In spite of several road trips lately, we have still kept up our school work. The boys have been very flexible to do school on the go.  That is a blessi... .. read more..

Words to Go Around Baby Pictures
Monday, October 18, 2021

When talking about today’s blog post, Trish told me I didn’t have to work too hard on the actual writing of the post because the post also contains a lot of baby pictures. Cool, huh? And these aren’t pictures of just any baby. These are pictures of Allen and Trish’s latest grandchild. The fifth o... .. read more..

Being Transported
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Psalm 1:2-3 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,    and who meditates on his law day and night.3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,    which yields its fruit in seasonand whose leaf does not wither—   ... .. read more..

Urgent Need
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Last week while traveling home on the highway, Caleb had to brake quickly to avoid hitting a Kangaroo. Tamara and Jessica were also in the vehicle. Caleb did a fantastic job at stopping and managed to barely hit the kangaroo, which jumped up and hopped away. While still in the vehicle and at a co... .. read more..

Anyone into Pitching Reality TV Series?
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Someone should really turn the backpack collection trip into a reality television program. Picture it. Penske trucks driven over the span of weeks to multiple locations to pick up a slew of backpacks, all across scenic America. It really has everything you could ever want from a reality televisio... .. read more..

Whoops, I Did It Again
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Firstly, thank you for all your prayers and kind wishes, they're much appreciated! So there's good news and there's bad news... The first bit of good news is that the Muni ride (Mountain Unicycling) on Saturday was a lot of fun with a great crowd of people who were also a massive help in sorting ... .. read more..

Autumnal Updates (our latest newsletter)
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Hi everyone, Autumn is upon us! Guess that means it’s time for another quarterly newsletter. Please follow this link to view, download or print the PDF: Autumnal Updates Thank you! .. read more..

More progress
Sunday, October 10, 2021

 To my surprise, I see that it has been 5 days since I last posted any progress report.  It’s hard because the day-to-day progress is so subtle. At the end of the day, I think to myself, “Nothing much to report today.” Just that same old rhythm of Jennifer doing her little self-guided p... .. read more..

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Missions depends on faithfulness. All of God’s promises in Scripture are faithful and true. Then there is human faithfulness, something we must each address in our own lives.God’s mission is accomplished by those who are faithful to His call. Saying “yes” and going is only... .. read more..

The apartment
Friday, October 22, 2021

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Manuel, CV, Success, Conflict, World Views, Dr Hodges…
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Beautiful, little Manuel (last post) has now had three cycles of therapy, one mild and two heavy and he is doing well, though it has been a rough run.  He needs at least two more cycles.  Please continue to pray for Manuel and his beautiful father, who never leaves his side. . Betsy and... .. read more..

Mitchell Farms 2021
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Last Friday, we took a delightful field trip to Mitchell Farms in Collins, MS with our homeschool fellowship group.  It has been a joy to have this group to do activities with while we are home.  Several families participated, which provided the boys a large group of kids to spend the d... .. read more..

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