Matching Funds Progress

December 5th we had a challenge gift to finish the hospital building and pay for the basic furniture needed. Our Goal is $32,000. The family that issued the challenge said that they would match dollar for dollar until January 31, 2017.  Here is our progress!   Continue Reading

Don’t Fence Me In!

These lilies are just beautiful and we have quite a few plants by the house here in Gembu.  Because our dogs Lady and Tramp think that flowers are better than bones to chew on, we have to put the fences up to keep the dogs out.  For some reason these lilies are always poking out… Continue Reading

An Attitude of Gratitude!

I know it is not Thanksgiving yet, but we will be traveling and will not have much computer access so I decided to post about one of the things that has helped me immensely through my life and is relevant with Thanksgiving approaching. Back in the late 80’s, early 90’s I was a HUGE Oprah… Continue Reading


Today, November 11 is Dan’s 56th birthday.  My birthday had me reminiscing and now it’s time to tell you about this man that I married so very long ago and how I have seen God shape him into the person he is now. The first birthday I celebrated with Dan was his 19th birthday.  I… Continue Reading


 My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand. We stayed at the State Park in Geshacka where I took this picture of these tree roots. … Continue Reading

God Can Use Chickens Too!

Yesterday the coolest thing happened! During staff devotions I sat next to an older woman holding a chicken. Now I know this is Nigeria, but typically people don’t bring their chickens to their appointments with them. After staff devotions, Grace, our Program Director talked with her and she told Grace that she brought the chicken… Continue Reading


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