You Are My Beloved, Part I --The Importance of a Name
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Nation-wide loudspeaker system
Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Squeezing in the Memories
Friday, May 25, 2018

On Tuesday of this week, Ian and Alec had a presentation at their elementary school and were blessed with the presence of their parents, siblings, cousins, aunt and uncle and grandparents to observe and applaud their efforts. Afterwards the whole big group of us piled around the half-packed livin... .. read more..

Come and help us
Friday, May 18, 2018

Since 2014 the most important need for our ministry is not financial or material, but of human resources. For the past 10 years, the Lord has graciously used us to build the ministry in Malawi to the level it is at right now, but we feel we have reached theā€¦ Continue reading The post Come and hel... .. read more..

Building capacity, and relationships, a trip to Isiro, by Jennings (with a fe...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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May I Have Your Less Divided Attention, Please?
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Team visiting from Life Community Church, Hilliard Ohio If you want to know the value of diet and exercise, ask a health nut. If you want to know what to watch on Netflix, ask a couch potato, er, television conoisseur. If you want to know about the value of short term mission trips, ask a mission... .. read more..

Mother's Day 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018

I got to celebrate Mother's Day in Guatemala City this year.  Probably the thing I loved most about that was getting to enjoy the cooler weather.  It is always so pleasant in the Capital compared to Chiquimula.  I also enjoyed getting to eat breakfast at my favorite restaurant and ... .. read more..

You Matter
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

I had the privilege the day after Mother’s Day to honor these beautiful ladies at our Puyupungo church (We have service there on Monday’s.) I was almost certain that they had not been acknowledged on this special day and assuredly had not received any kind of gift for all their hard w... .. read more..

First, a Funny Story
Monday, May 21, 2018

Yesterday was a sweet yet emotional day for our oldest daughter Eva, and by extension for our entire family. A post on that subject will hopefully be coming soon.  But first, a funny story.  These are the times we shake our heads and think, "This would only happen to us!" I should ... .. read more..

CBM Prayer Update: Resiliency
Friday, May 25, 2018

The rains continue to fall in Kariobangi Estate, Nairobi. It has been an extraordinarily long rainy season here in East Africa.  Kenya is taking proactive measures to release dams in parts of the country in hopes of avoiding further tragedies like the one that killed 47 people near Nakuru ea... .. read more..

Reminder of How Time Flies
Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Filling a Hole; how we started our horse program (p. 2 of 3)
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Raising 15 kiddos isn't easy for any one, and when most of them are adopted teenage girls who speak a different language, have different cultural backgrounds, and there are no grandparents around to help babysit from time to time nor... .. read more..

Choosing Joy
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Originally posted on mandylynncarpenter : It was raining again, which meant the roads were going to be covered in mud as my daughter and I made our way to the bus. Just a few days ago, we had slipped and slided… .. read more..

Summer Activities!
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Just because we won’t be in Mexico this summer, doesn’t mean we can’t be involved in what’s going on. And so can you – through prayer! Well, it’s going to be a fun summer. The first team arrives on the 8th of June, and the last team leaves at the end of July. O... .. read more..

McPherson & Great Plains Annual Conference
Friday, May 25, 2018

May 24, 2018 ā€“ This week we were back in McPherson (where we lived for 8 years and served on staff at the FM Church there and taught at Central Christian College). We saw many friends from our past and... .. read more..

We might conceivably need to slow down a little...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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It's a bit sad
Friday, May 25, 2018

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Alignment
Thursday, May 24, 2018

I believe that the vision and values of missionaries need to align with the organization in which they serve. As it was becoming evident that the number of Westerners involved in Bible translation was in decline, and strategies were being put in place for involving more Africans in more roles, we... .. read more..

Setting up the camera: phase I (up till I was about 20)
Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Conversations That Make Me Smile
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ian: Do you remember that movie we watched with the guy on his motorcycle? It was like it had power from the sun, because he never stopped for gas. Alec: They didn't have him stop for gas in the movie because it would take up too much time. And who wants to watch a long movie? Ian: Kids do! Becau... .. read more..

May Is National Foster Care Month
Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Our house move
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Wide angle lens Phase II (1994 - 2010)*
Friday, May 25, 2018

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World Bee Day (Celebrated Twice!)
Sunday, May 20, 2018

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All In The Family!
Friday, May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018 ā€“ We have now been back a month and the time has gone by fast but we have had many great experiences. Here is one: We stayed with a family in Fairfield, Iowa when we were there... .. read more..

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