August 2021 – Trips East and West

  Dear Friends and Family, As usual, we are overdue for an update.  Much has happened in these last few months.  God is faithful and good.  What a joy it is to serve Him here in Tanzania. TRIP TO WESTERN TZ –  In June we were able to make a long overdue road trip out…

June 2021 – Serving, Surveys, and Celebrations

Dear Friends and Family, Once again, time has gotten away from us and it’s been too long since we have been in touch. Here’s a quick rundown of what we have been up to.  God’s faithfulness is beyond measure. In February, we welcomed the twice delayed team to Kondoa!  It was very exciting to finally…

February 2021 – Running without Wearying!

Dear Family and Friends, A verse I read today seem very appropriate for how our January has gone.  “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  Galatians 6:9    We feel that we’ve hit the ground running, but the…

January 2021 – Happy New Year from Tanzania

Dear Family and Friends, Praise the Lord, we’re back safely in Arusha Tanzania.  We left Wednesday night and arrived Friday morning.  Saying farewell to Josh and my (Jon’s) parents at the airport was hard, and though it feels weird being here without Josh, we trust that the Lord will guide him during college and are…

Happy Thanksgiving! – November 2020

Dear Loved Ones, “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.”  Psalm 95:2 As Thanksgiving in America is upon us, I might be tempted to be grumpy given that our expectations for this holiday have been somewhat disappointed.  But I find myself more contemplative than usual, giving…

July 2020- Jetlagged, Jumbled, yet Joyful

Dear Friends and Family, This is just a quick update to let you know that we arrived safely in the U.S. just over a week ago.  We’re settling in to Pennsylvania masking and social distancing.  Our travels went very well, everything was smooth, no difficulties at all, though we did have to wear masks and…

June 2020- Home Assignment in the US

Dear Friends and Family, “I am the LORD, and there is no other; Besides me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known Me; that men may know from the rising to the setting sun that there is no one besides Me. I am the LORD, and there is no…