Author Archives: Tina


This is me, I am Tina, I love Diet Pepsi and good coffee and conversation!  Tomorrow is October 9.  I will be 53, but not until tomorrow lol!  This has got me in a reflective mood today and I thought I would share it with you. When I was a child I was in my… Continue Reading

What is Gastroschisis?

Gastroschisis (pronounced gas-troh-skee-sis) is a birth defect of the abdominal wall. The baby’s intestines stick outside of the baby’s body, through a hole beside the belly button. This week I wanted to inform you of something I have learned about recently because of this little patient that was brought to us at a day old.… Continue Reading

Days For Girls

I haven’t really told you how much I LOVE talking to women and girls!  When I go to schools, churches, womans’ Quranic schools I am so excited and energized!  Of course it is much easier when there is not a language barrier as I can speak so much more freely with women and girls one… Continue Reading

This World is Not my Home

This past month has been a weird one in my little world.  Friends and loved ones dealing with biopsies, cancer, death, family dealing with mental health issues,  divorce, grief.  Financial issues all over this world.  Death and sickness here in Nigeria as well as the enormity of the task before us. After 27 years of… Continue Reading

Home Assignment 2016

Well it is past time to let you know what happened over our home assignment this year. We arrived in the States May 1 and left on July 27.  Here is what we did while in the United States this year. We met with the Bethel staff and volunteers that are working on computerizing the… Continue Reading


Friends, this is a picture Dan took for me this week with a young lady that works with an NGO here in Nigeria providing free family planning services and training.  In an area where mother and infant mortality are so high and knowledge is so limited on these subjects I thought it was awesome that… Continue Reading


Phil. 13– I thank my God every time I remember you. I know you haven’t heard from me while we have been on home assignment, it was a very busy time with getting everything done that we needed to and I didn’t even know where I was half the time!  But, I did want to share… Continue Reading

The Power of Women!

It’s not all about you!  One of the quotes that has changed my life since reading the book, “The Purpose Driven Life”, by Rick Warren.  In fact, Dan and I felt the book helped us each so much we personally gave it to our family members and children.  If you haven’t read it, I would… Continue Reading

How’s your Heart?

Today has been a hard day.  Let me show you why.  This is a two month old baby boy, his name is Ramon.  He is so dehydrated and malnourished I don’t know if we are going to be able to help him.  About two hours before Ramon came to the hospital, I was helping hold down a… Continue Reading

Have you been duped like I was?

  We have these truths in the Bible: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Psalms 46:1 But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint from… Continue Reading