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It Should Be So Simple

Earlier this week I had a day when I was sad, disappointed, over-whelmed, and mad! The thing that happened was ANOTHER baby was diagnosed HIV+.  This is not a rare occurrence around here unfortunately.  It happens at least 5 times weekly.  You see, Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT) is the number one way new cases… Continue Reading

Just “Wow!”

Friends, this week I was once again reminded of how God puts people and circumstances into our lives and how we react to them contributes to our growth as individuals. I guess what I’m getting at is that the things that God has “planted” deep in our hearts, really without thought on our part is God-given… Continue Reading

On Life and Living

Sorry Friends, my last post was about 7 weeks ago!  During that time we were back in Minnesota for Dan’s father’s Memorial Service.  This time has led me to a lot of reflection as well as busyness over the past weeks and I would like to share some of these thoughts with you. I was… Continue Reading

The Perils of Perfectionism

This week as I have been teaching a young woman how to measure and cut fabric for our Days For Girls kits an old enemy has tried to rear its ugly head.  What is my nemesis you ask?  Perfectionism.  As a child, I tried to please everyone.  I like making people happy and it made… Continue Reading

God Which One?

God Which One?

I am so thankful that Tina is so very good at keeping you all updated on the work going on here. Sometimes I feel a little guilty about not contributing so here is MY thought for the day: When Ivan first approached me about going to Nigeria my first response was yes but I am… Continue Reading

Love Mercy

This week I had a revelation that my life  is  never, ever, ever going to be the same again. Here are some things that I will never do again.  I will never say, “I’m starving” again.  I have seen what starvation looks like and this is not it!  I will never say, “Everyone knows about…..”… Continue Reading

The power of One +

I am so sorry I have not blogged for two weeks now.  While in Abuja I didn’t have internet, yet so much happened and this week God continued to speak to me this week while studying and teaching the Bible Study I am doing with some Youth on Spiritual Gifts. This is one of the… Continue Reading

Today is a holiday in Nigeria

Because we live in a Muslim/Christian nation, today is a national holiday in Nigeria.  I thought I would give those that are interested a little peek into what this looks like here in Nigeria. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed in daylight hours, began on 18 June… Continue Reading

Flashback Friday! Tell Me Again

Dear Friends, I decided that once in a while I am going to post a song that affected me at a particular junction in life and affected me deep down to my core.  This is a picture of a Children’s Sunday School room here in Nigeria.  We do not even  have flannel graph here! About… Continue Reading

So what do we do about HIV at GECHAAN?

The ministry that we are at – Gembu Center for HIV/AIDS Nigeria (GECHAAN) is where Dan and I serve.  Now that you know a little bit about HIV/AIDS I thought I would tell you how we are working to create awareness and treating those many people that are affected.  One of the things we do… Continue Reading

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