Unpredictable Sightings
Friday, August 18, 2017

The other day my friend KJ texted me to tell me that she had just seen one of the security guard's balls. Because everything is random and weird here I wasn't totally shocked. I just said, "Huh, lucky? you! What was the occasion?" Turns out he had quite some swelling post hernia surgery and he th... .. read more..

The Genesis of my story in Paraguay. Part 1
Thursday, August 17, 2017

It all began in April of 1977 when my parents loaded their belongings on three pickup trucks and left the city of Alem, Argentina and moved to Paraguay to become missionaries under the Church of God. They made a five year commitment with their missionary organization to establish a church in the ... .. read more..

Honor God and Others
Monday, August 14, 2017

We see horses and wagons frequently as they drive by where we are staying in Gherla, Romania.  Gherla is a town of about 20,000, with a good-sized population of Gypsies.  Most of the horses we see are work horses being used by Gypsies.   Sunday morning Mike preached at the Ope... .. read more..

Directly Focused in All Directions
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sometimes life is like that. As much as it would be nice to focus your energy on one thing, instead you have to run madly off in all directions! So that’s what life is like right now, as I take just a moment to take a breath and write you a note. So what are […] .. read more..

We are in Indy
Thursday, August 17, 2017

August 17, 2017 - Our missions board send us for 5 years at a time and then we come back for a "Debriefing" and this is the year for that to happen - so this week (Wed- Fri) we are... .. read more..

A Fun Weekend with Family
Thursday, August 17, 2017

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An ordinary-type day
Saturday, August 12, 2017

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The Big Weekend!
Thursday, August 10, 2017

August 10, 2017 - This Saturday is our son Bradley and his fiancee’s wedding day. WE are so excited to welcome Zendra Raypole to our family. We have been waiting many years for God to bring the right girl into... .. read more..

Praying for Kenya
Thursday, August 10, 2017

"Keep Peace Fellow Kenyans." Graffiti from the last Kenyan Election in 2012. It was another cold grey August day here in Nairobi, everyone whom we've spoken with throughout the day shared a common feeling of unease, but remain hopeful.  Although the local radio and media report five deaths f... .. read more..

Week of August 7th.
Monday, August 14, 2017

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A Peak into our Journey of Loss
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Written by Eli How do you deal with it all?  Loss.  Grief.  Sorrow.  Our family is struggling with leaving South Sudan.  We realize that we are not alone.  So many people have suffered or are in the midst of suffering from loss.  Each one of our family is proces... .. read more..

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Many months ago we began to share the history of a young woman named Sarah.  At that time a decision was made to be careful to keep Sarah's identity private while sharing her story. Sarah knows that her history and her rising are both being shared on the internet. She is aware that we do not... .. read more..

80 Days...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Every once in a while, I (Scott) must chime in to tell a story from the Obstetric side of our shared building.   Pull up a chair and a coffee, this will take a while. This is a story of creeping towards and then slowly backing away from the precipice of death – many times. This is the story ... .. read more..

Day 80 – 4 Appointments Caught!!!
Monday, August 14, 2017

Our first (and hopefully only), consulate appointment party. 7 devices simultaneously try to catch an appointment with the French consulate. The new day opens at 6pm. Appointments are all taken within a few minutes. This is how it went down for us. PRAY: https://robertkarch.com/prayercover/ GIVE ... .. read more..


Thursday, August 17, 2017

I have been a mom to a plethora of TEENAGERS now for over ten years... Let that sink in a bit. I have managed to raise seven grownups (some only just at age nineteen, and all of whom are in... .. read more..

First Day of School 2017 Second Grade and Kindergarten
Friday, August 11, 2017

We kicked off a new homeschool year this week.  After several weeks of being on the go I was looking forward to starting back to school and getting back into a more settled routine.  Here is how we celebrated the first day of school. When the boys went to bed the night before I put out ... .. read more..

Finding Joy in the Journey
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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Our Home Assignment So Far
Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Squeezing In All We Can
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We had a great weekend filled with family, food, friends, and fun.  We kicked it off on Friday night with a family supper at Georgia Blue in Brookhaven.  We enjoyed a delicious meal as we all visited around the table.  We have only been home one other Friday night since arriving ba... .. read more..


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Election votes in Kenya are being tallied. People are tense, but things seem peaceful here on The Shire. I read that several have died in other areas of Kenya over one candidate claiming a rigged election. But let us hope... .. read more..

Our Team - Changes & Updates
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Operating a Birth Center slash Maternal Health Program cross culturally is an every-single-dang-day adventure. "Adventure" is similar to "interesting" -- these words are powerful blanket words that mean many things - alllll the things even - you say them when you are being careful and a bit diplo... .. read more..

Week of August 14.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

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An update from Kenya: The Things that Make for Peace
Sunday, August 13, 2017

As Jesus drew near the city, he wept, saying,  "If you, even you, had only recognized the things that make for peace!"  Luke 19:41 Worshipping this morning at the International Christian Fellowship of Nairobi, we prayed for peace in Kenya and the many areas of unrest and conflict throug... .. read more..

We are in Indy
Thursday, August 17, 2017

August 17, 2017 - Our missions board send us for 5 years at a time and then we come back for a "Debriefing" and this is the year for that to happen - so this week (Wed- Fri) we are... .. read more..

Lighthouse Church Team Video - get a glimpse of one team's trip
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

From August 6th through 13th, the team from Lighthouse Church in Glen Burnie Maryland visited us, and worked alongside us. They presented a VBS program in three different schools in Crucitas, over the course of several days. In Honduras, their work will be followed up by local pastors, who are st... .. read more..

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