Category Archives: StandingBeside

What does it take?

It was a Saturday afternoon on July 13, 1985. I was taking care of Andrew, an 11 month old and getting ready for a garage sale. While I priced and folded clothes and things I had the T.V. on. While Andrew was taking a nap, God used that day and that time to rock my… Continue Reading


I am sorry friends, we have not had much for internet the past two weeks. Here is what we’ve been up to: On Friday we saw the doctor for Dan’s leg. He determined it was getting worse and there was nothing more they could do in Gembu. He called his brother-in-law, who is a doctor… Continue Reading

Free to Be!

Psalm 130:7 O Tina, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. This verse has spoken to me in so many different ways this week. Of course, the Bible says “O Israel”. But this verse is a personal one for me. I have found… Continue Reading

Life or Death?

Boaz passed away on Friday, he was not able to recover from whatever was making him sick. Thank you all for praying. I’m thankful we have the female guard dog, Ruthie left. This week we had a new experience.  We attended the funeral of Mama Jacinta.  Mama Jacinta was a 53 year old mother and… Continue Reading

October Morning

It has been a good week.  Tomorrow we will leave at 6:00 am to go to Jalingo.  We need to get our passports stamped at the Immigration office and want to meet with FHI and get a few supplies.  We will then stop in Bali on the way home Friday to see how much food… Continue Reading

Growing and Changing

Well, this week has been good, but challenging in a strange way.  We are familiarizing ourselves with the staff here at GECHAAN, policies and procedures in place, and resources available.  We have been cleaning out cupboards and closets and offices.  Dan and I each have an office space now, we know what is in the… Continue Reading

God’s Perspective

Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war my fingers for battle. Psalm 144:1 This week has been so very exciting for us!  Monday morning we arrived at the airport.  We had a stopover in Newark, New Jersey, Frankfort, Germany, then finally at Abuja, Nigeria.  Art and Peter (the best… Continue Reading

Off we go!

Today I would like to share with you our very exciting news!  We have our Visas in hand and leave tomorrow morning for Nigeria! We are so excited to be FINALLY leaving!  We know that God has had a purpose for our delay, and are thankful that He knows what’s best and has it all… Continue Reading


I have been thinking lately how very blessed I am.  During this whole process of the last two years of activity Dan and I have been blessed with being on the same page and truly loving and respecting each other.   We have loved talking with people about what God is doing in Nigeria and… Continue Reading

The Land In Between

I am at my favorite Caribou here in Brooklyn Park, MN.  This, as well as the Hedberg’s table and couch have been my “office” since we sold our house in September. I feel that Dan and I have been living in the  “land in between” for so long now, that I’m not sure what a… Continue Reading