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What can I do?

This week I want to tell you about something I have recently committed to.  I took the “Fair Pledge Challenge” from a non-profit group that Dan and I love called “Stories Foundation”. Here’s why I love this so much, here is the pledge I took. I pledge to think before I buy. To consider what… Continue Reading

My Friend, Phyllis

The year was 1996, we were moving from Rural Minnesota to “City Life”.  I was a bit scared, excited, and nervous.  I was moving into a whole lot of change.  As I have said before, I don’t do change well.  I would be homeschooling and staying at home.  My years teaching AWANA and Sunday School,… Continue Reading

Daddy Issues!

Think of these words, if we truly understand the impact of these words it is life-changing and life-giving. You’re a good good father It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are And I’m loved by you It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am Let me tell… Continue Reading

Match gift challenge update

We are getting very close to our $16,000 goal for the match to complete the $32,000 needed. We have just 14 days till the end of the month. Please help us get to our goal! The family that issued the challenge said that they would match dollar for dollar until January 31, 2017.  Here is our progress!… Continue Reading

Match gift update $12,398.42

We ended the year strong but we still have a way to go. 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

Time for another Fund Update, over $11,000!

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! Still time to get your gift in before year end. You can give… Continue Reading

What About Christmas?

I am thinking this month about Christmas.  In our part of very rural Nigeria there are not really any reminders here that scream out, “Christmas is coming, you must hurry!”.  In fact I doubt if most of the people I know will receive any gifts, but will spend time with the family that they are… Continue Reading

Funds Update $3,445

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

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

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