“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”

Now I Know My ABDs

Now I Know My ABDs

Two weeks ago, we had our first literacy meeting! It was very exciting for us to add a new and anticipated sphere to our work here. And the excitement didn’t stop with us; our friends here and representatives from other Ndo speaking villages who joined our meeting were excited to see us begin to work onContinue Reading Now I Know My ABDs

Busy in the Bush

Busy in the Bush

Sometimes I forget how different my life looks than the average American’s, and sometimes I forget how little our family and friends know about the kinds of things that fill my day. So here is a peak into today: 1. I woke up to an alarm at 5:30, read God’s word while drinking orange juice,Continue Reading Busy in the Bush

Marketing Pancakes

Marketing Pancakes

Every Saturday, our village has a market in the morning. It is a great part of our week – we can buy produce and hang out with friends. The people here have only recently been doing the market regularly and have told us how much they enjoy it. And, since there aren’t any other villagesContinue Reading Marketing Pancakes

Baby Boom

Baby Boom

The week before I left for our medical evacuation, four babies were born. Our village is about 300 people, so four babies in one week is pretty special. These women gave birth IN A HUT. That means that they put some cloths down and had the baby on a bamboo floor. Their husband, or mom,Continue Reading Baby Boom

Med-Evac

Med-Evac

I am here to update anyone out there who hasn’t yet heard our most recent news. Right around the beginning of June I began miscarrying our baby. Because our ultrasound at 8 weeks was semi-inconclusive, and because shortly following the ultrasound all pregnancy symptoms abruptly stopped, I had suspected a miscarriage several weeks before. TheContinue Reading Med-Evac

Going Places

Going Places

Since we have only taken one break since moving, we had some extra saved in our break budget. We and the Lehmans decided to go to the closest 1st world place – Brisbane! And bonus – we found a free place to stay (thank you Campbells!) Like Zach said in our email update, it isContinue Reading Going Places

Jude Turns Five

Jude Turns Five

Our firstborn boy is five! We love him so much! He is thoughtful, helpful, careful, and articulate. This year he learned bow and arrow skills, learned to speak in Pidgin, learned to ride his balance bike, and went on his first overnight trip with Daddy. Jude’s birthday fell on one of the last days ofContinue Reading Jude Turns Five

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