It wasn’t my intention to stop writing over the holidays, but I suppose that’s the way it goes sometimes. November and December were busy months. In addition to the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years get-togethers we had plenty of other things filling the schedule. In November we started moving from our house in Ankeny, IA […]
This year marked the 60th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s independence from Belgium. Here is another great piece from the BBC. I love how the photographer captured the faces of real Congolese people and the use of black and white is stunning. Take the time to read the few sentences about each of […]
Interesting story about the UN force in DRC. I’m not sure where I stand on this one, but I know that the region needs prayer for stability! BBC News – Can DR Congo cope without UN force?
Few things bring people together like food. Sunday First Family Church, our home church in Ankenky, IA, held its annual International Dinner. Each of the Lighthouse small groups had its own table and filled it with dishes from a country of their choice. There was cuisine from Chile, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Germany, the USA, and many […]
When we are presenting our ministry to people I am often asked about the history of and present situation in DRC. I’m still learning, but what I do know is that the country has long been ravaged by war. This BBC article gives the background. The Congolese people are desperately in need of physical and […]
Last weekend we took a trip out to Omaha to share our ministry with some family and friends. A friend of ours who works with For God’s Children International let us stay at Camp of the Good Shepherd our first couple of nights in the area. It was much more relaxing than the motel stay […]