Archive for May, 2010

I’m very excited to write home and share pictures of my new home here, God has truly blessed me beyond measure. Although the first mission house was a great place for Africa, my new home is more like home back in Lula, Georgia. Of course it’s not quite the same, but it is as close as you can get here. I have such a thankful heart to the Lord for His provisions. Also, a special word of thanks to Dr. Richard and Dr. Brenda Kowalske of Helping Hands Foreign Missions for all they did to make it possible. (more…)

WOW! It’s been an amazing two weeks. I haven’t had power or internet other than a few hours on Mothers Day, so writing home has been impossible. Even now I am able to write only using a generator. Two weeks in a hut without power or water has made me appreciate being back at the mission house regardless of not having power and water. It’s incredible how you adjust to life when God is in control. There is no other explanation than God is sustaining me. (more…)

Today there are many tears flowing down my face. My heart aches and I long to see my family. Today is Mothers Day and I am 8000 miles from my children. It has now been over 2 months since I’ve seen them. Never in our lives have we gone longer than 30 days and not seen one another. I know for some of you who live away from your families that 2 months is not a long time to not see one another. But for me it is by far my greatest challenge of being a foreign missionary. (more…)

Friday was an amazing day at the orphan school! Last week I had challenged the staff to learn the books of the New Testament in order, in English, and I in return would learn them in Kiswahili! Friday was the day we said them from memory to one another. We had so much fun! They all did a great job and yes, I now can say them all in Kiswahili! (more…)