Fifteen Days
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This week, my husband spent three days painstakingly scraping, filling and repainting two bathroom ceilings as well an entire bedroom. I spent three days walking circles around my own bedroom trying to figure out where to start. (This is only a slight exaggeration.) The truth is that if it weren'... .. read more..

This week's reading from around the Web
Sunday, May 21, 2017

First for some good news, for the first time ever, an Ebola epidemic response includes not just isolation and case contact tracing, but VACCINES ( read here ).  Having lived through the discovery of AIDS, the devastating spread, the development of treatment . . now we get to live through watching... .. read more..

Our First Month back in America
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lots of Travels April 13 - arrived in LA on British Airways after a very smooth trip  First stop: a week with my sister and her family in sunny California The boys were thrilled about our first McDonalds stop Our free van which we called "God's Car" Sweet Reunions with Special Friends From Califo... .. read more..

3 Global Strategies We Should Learn from Prosperity Preachers
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It is no secret that the prosperity gospel in booming globally.  Although many Western Christians may brush off prosperity preachers as fringe hucksters and con artists, anyone who has ministered in churches in the global South is aware that health and wealth preachers are a major force to be rec... .. read more..

Post-strike, pre-strike, the status mid-week
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Today we were remarking with a fellow physician:  the sheer uncertainty of this year wears one down. The Nakuru county government signed an agreement last Friday to pay all the doctors in our county according to their strike demands:  the 50% increase in base salary, various allowances, the arrea... .. read more..

Conseil National des Evangéliques de France
Saturday, May 20, 2017

At the Luther 2017 meeting I bumped into some good friends from a charismatic church on the west of Bordeaux, and we were able to discuss the local CNEF group together and plan to get people to meet up. I followed up with some emails on Friday and we're all set to meet on Monday afternoon. Great! .. read more..

Homeschool Week 35
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Another week down and only one week to go.  This school year is about to come to an end.  I cannot wrap my brain around the fact that it is almost over!  Here is a look at week 35- In Bible we are continuing a study on the life of Paul.  I have really enjoyed teaching through these stories.  They... .. read more..

56th birthday of our church
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Today, 56 years ago, our Japanese church met for the first time with nine people. This morning one person who was there 56 years ago, the subsequent pastor of the church, addressed us briefly. I believe he was working at CAJ at the time the church began. Together with some students from the schoo... .. read more..

On the Road Again
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tomorrow, much earlier in the morning than I like to be awake, my parents and I are heading to the airport to spend 12 days in Spain. Then I fly to Kenya for a retreat for all Africa Free Methodist... .. read more..

A Verified Vehicle
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

It took the better part of yet another day. And there were many more strange and bizarre adventures as I talked to many different officials. And I’m just not going to waste your time with all the details. But at the end of the day (yesterday), we had a verified vehicle. With license plates. So […] .. read more..

Share your world #2
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

This is a new blogging challenge I started doing last week called "Share your world," from  Cee Neuner . She posts a few questions each week, and all participants need do is answer them. It’s a cool way to get to know one another. The idea is to answer the questions without overthinking them and ... .. read more..

Learning going the wrong way
Thursday, May 18, 2017

In Africa, people who speak small languages learn larger languages, but the reverse does not usually happen. When a missionary whose language is English learns a small language, that speaks volumes. Not only has the missionary learned the language, he or she has done something counter their own i... .. read more..

Ranch Montcel, by Cory
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Broccoli I enjoy most of my work and don't like traveling on Haitian roads.  Therefore I don't really look forward to our mission annual retreats, but this year I was very happy to hear it would be at Montcel. Strawberries in recycled old water jugs While researching the Kenscoff vegetable growin... .. read more..

New Start - Marketplace Manna Helpers
Thursday, May 18, 2017

May 18,2017 – Our Mission’s Company is looking for ways to get our story and products out, to let more people know about our knitters and what they make. We have on line stores, but have very little traffic that... .. read more..

APRIL ENCUENTRO
Monday, May 22, 2017

Sunday, April 23rd, we  had a big church service at our house.      The group from San Francisco  bused  up and several from our town came.  Lunch preparations.  Derek is on the left.  He is our medical intern for all of April.  Joe, a high school friend of Jeff's,  is in the middle.  On Thursday... .. read more..

Luther 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017

There was a meeting on Thursday evening to add some more details to the planning of the Luther 2017 thing. Some things to note include that there won't be any stands representing any churches. Stands will be held by associations, like food banks, etc.. The Maison de la Bible will be there, sharin... .. read more..

A quiet Saturday catching up
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Well that was a helter-skelter few days. Today has been quiet, and that's been good because after the travelling, the evaluation conference and the various things going on on Thursday and Friday we needed to catch up with ourselves. Now Catrin has a concert this evening. She's doing the first hal... .. read more..

Moms and Drillrigs...
Monday, May 15, 2017

Waters of Life Baptist church on the mountain and the Lighthouse Baptist church in the valley Mothers Day services. Amen. Had great preaching by our national pastors in several other churches and outreaches as well.  Cost...one tire. Weee amen... Pastor Carlos and his family did a great job with ... .. read more..

On Change, Shrimp, Asparagus and Amazing Skin
Monday, May 22, 2017

It was nearly a fortnight and a score ago, but I still recall it well. Troy said to our two young daughters, "Well, girls, Mom will be traveling a lot for work and that is going to be new for us.  Change is really difficult. I don't like it."   Paige, about 5 years old at the time, responded with... .. read more..

Weekends…a bit quieter! Gracias chicos!
Saturday, May 20, 2017

If you’ve been following this blog at all you are aware that we’ve been receiving student interns from Word of Life Bible Institute Mexico since this past October. First Rebeca, Matheus and Cheila, then Karen (Visited 9 time, 9 visit today) .. read more..

Broken and Thrilled
Thursday, May 18, 2017

My heart is broken. My soul is thrilled. My heart rejoices. My soul feels crushed. All of this happens every Tuesday afternoon as I gather with other volunteers and women in this community. While women come I assess blood pressures, answer questions mamas ask about their pregnancy or other health... .. read more..

2017 May Prayer Letter
Saturday, May 20, 2017

How do we feel right now? I think the best way to describe it is that our cup is full and running over. We thank the Lord for His many blessings and His working in our lives and in the … Continue reading → .. read more..

Thursdays
Thursday, May 18, 2017

It's a real joy to see our new Homework Club spaces filling up. This is our early group from 3 to 4pm on a Thursday, they're such a calm group which is a welcome contrast to the crazy bunch on a Wednesday afternoon!  It's also working really well having our Soup Kitchen running just half an hour ... .. read more..

CBM South Sudan Video Update
Thursday, May 18, 2017

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What are you doing this summer?
Monday, May 22, 2017

"What are you doing this summer?" is the question that usually dominates this time of year, but I've not heard it much. Maybe because the dominant questions have revolved around our eldest son's plans after graduation. We're not leaving the country, but we do have some summer plans. On the way to... .. read more..

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