Author Archives: Tina


Yesterday was one of the “memorial days” for our journey to Nigeria.  March 22, 2012 was the fateful day that we were on our way back to the airport to embark on our “missionary adventure”.  After deciding that, Yes, this is where God wants us, we can’t do it ourselves, the job is too big… Continue Reading


  John 4:14 – But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”                                … Continue Reading


The tree that cannot shed its old leaves in the dry season, cannot survive the period of drought. ~Nigerian proverb We are now in Harmattan season here in Nigeria.  Wikipedia describes this season as “usually a dry and dusty period associated with low humidity. As a result, the weather is harsh to the hair as… Continue Reading

Global Leadership Summit

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — His good, pleasing and perfect will. — Romans 12:2 Last Thursday and Friday here in our hall at GECHAAN we had… Continue Reading

Do You Still Dream Together?

This morning over breakfast, Dan and I were talking about the dreams we have for GECHAAN and this area of Nigeria and what the future may hold for us here  As we drank coffee, ate oatmeal and banana and laughed and talked, this idea came from our The Daily Love Talk Devotional Book  that we… Continue Reading

It’s the Little Things

“Unless you are faithful in small matters, you won’t be faithful in large ones. If you cheat even a little, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” Luke 16:10 Servants do every task with equal dedication. Whatever they do, servants “do it with all their heart” Colossians 3:23 Today I want to focus on “the… Continue Reading

What’s in your bucket?

Here in Nigeria, on the Mambilla Plateau you can see children everywhere, working, playing, laughing, talking, or singing.  I am always observing to see how children here live their lives here and it amazes me to see a little girl skipping down the street singing a song, barefoot, dirty clothes, and happy or a little… Continue Reading

Jesus Loves the Little Children, Do You?

Every Sunday we go to a different church to connect with congregations as we are a para-church organization.  This morning we went to church at one of the churches that is doing the AWANA Clubs.  I was so blessed to be able to witness this church (who just recently started doing any children’s ministry) bring… Continue Reading