Travel, retreats, seminars, and surgeries

Dear Friends and Family, We give thanks every time we think of you! We appreciate you so very much, your love, friendship and support for us. May you be blessed with every blessing from above. As you know, we have been coming and going from home quite a bit in the past month. Thank you…

Prayer request answers and more!

Dear Friends and Family, Thank you so much for praying with us over the last six weeks! We had a wonderful time with the kids home over their April break, and a great Unit Prayer Day with other missionaries in central TZ. Here are some updates from the last prayer requests, and some added things…

All I want for Christmas

Dear Friends and Loved Ones, We have had a busy last several weeks. We traveled up to Kenya for the end of the school term so we could see Josh play in the Jazz Band. It was amazing and so fun to be there. Both boys were to play in the regular band concert but…

Journeys and Outreaches

Dear Prayer partners, We just recently returned from Dar es Salaam where we had our annual AIM Tanzania missionary conference. The theme was journeying with Jesus. Together we shared testimonies about what it means to journey with Christ in this life. As you can imagine or perhaps know firsthand, journeys in Africa can be very…

A Photo Collage Update

Well, our hearts are full of joy and pain as we have just wrapped up a wonderful six weeks with the kids. They are back at school and classes start tomorrow. We celebrated Josh’s 16th birthday this month and he is going into 10th grade, Drew into 8th and Rachel into 5th. We are on…

Rauenzahn family visit

Dear Friends and Family, A few weeks ago, we enjoyed a visit from a family from one of our supporting churches, West Lawn United Methodist. Kim and Rob and their cute kids came all the way to Magambua, bringing valuable medical supplies, their own professional skills, and lots of fun as a family! Kim is…

Mediquest update

Dear Friends and Family, Wow, time has flown since we wrapped up Mediquest in mid-July! From June 6th to July 11th, Melissa and I had the privilege of leading the 2017 Mediquest team. Five ladies from four different countries joined us in visiting four different medical mission sites across East Africa. We had a really…