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…

Unexpected

Dear Praying Friends and Family, Do you ever have one of those days when things don’t go according to the plan? Usually that means frustration but for us today, a very unexpected change of plans has brought much thanksgiving and rejoicing. Jon and I arrived at Cure Hospital (where I had knee surgery a few…

Maize, rugby, audio players, and Mediquest

Dear Friends and Family, Seems like our last several weeks have involved a lot of travel. We give thanks to the LORD for safety on the roads here in Tanzania and in Kenya. It also seems like so many around us are hurting for various reasons. Whether from hunger, or recent funerals, transitions, illness; our…

Happy Easter!

Dear Friends and Family, Well, you just never know what the day is going to hold. After our usual morning routine of having devotions and coffee on the porch, Jon headed up to the clinic for a morning of teaching while Rachel and I went to visit one of our neighbors and her new baby…

Rain down!

“Drip down, O heavens, from above, and let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, and righteousness spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it.” Isaiah 45:8 Dear Friends and Family, I am sitting here in Magambua listening to the sound of falling rain on a…

A spontaneous baptism service

Dear Friends and Family, What a joy it was yesterday to participate in the baptism service for four believers in the Magambua church. One of those included E, the one we mentioned in the last update who was delivered from demonic activity who has been going through some Bible study with local church leadership. She…

A new year – part 3

We took the kids back to school on January 3rd and us back to a quiet house. We enjoyed having Abi, a young pre-nursing college student and daughter of missionary friends, stay with us for two weeks this month as she shadowed Jon at the clinic. Since she grew up out here in TZ it…

A new year – part 2

At the end of December we traveled up to Kenya to spend Christmas with family there. Drew also worked on their farm for a day as one of his 12 tasks. You might remember when Josh did that a few years ago. There were other families with kids there as well so it was a…

A new year – part 1

Dear Friends and Family, December has seen us at home and in Kenya with the kids while they were on a 5 week break from school. We love and treasure these days and weeks when we are all together as a family. We have also had my (Melissa) mom with us from the States so…

Grateful

Dear Family and Friends, Happy Thanksgiving to our friends and family there in the States! Hoping you all enjoyed some yummy turkey yesterday……..reminds me of the massive turkey leg I once ate at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair…….OK now my mouth is watering. But seriously, we are grateful for so many things, for the chance to…