Our family just returned to the States on furlough. It’s a big change going from living a couple degrees north of the equator to an Iowa snow storm. Oh, well…c’est la vie! The snow is kind of nice to see, but it’s bitterly cold. The wind chill is supposed to hit -30 degrees Fahrenheit tonight […]
This is actually a couple of months old, but there’s a nice little story about our family that went out in the winter edition of Flightwatch, MAF’s quarterly newsletter. It’s a quick read, and well written article that was put together by one of our pilot’s sister, Luanne.
It’s always nice to have projects which take me out of the office for awhile. Sometimes those projects take me across the country, and other times it’s just across town. This morning it was the latter. I went down to Université Shalom de Bunia, the Christian university in town, to help Ted, Martin, and Patrick […]
Wow, it’s been too long since I’ve written a post on here! We’ve had such a busy summer with comings and goings. I’ve made two trips to South Sudan, and various trips around DRC as well. It’s October, and we’re about half a year out from furlough, so it’s time to start planning that suff! […]
Wow! It’s hard to believe, but we’ve been here for a year now! It’s been challenging, for sure. We’ve struggled to communicate without formal language training. We’ve constantly dealt with power and water issues. The kids have made never-ending messes. The weather has always been too dry or too wet. The to-do lists have been […]
In addition to bringing some of my favorite holidays, November and December also means crime season here in Congo. There’s a marked increase in the number of thefts this time of year. I presume it is because people are looking to provide for their own Christmas celebrations, but I’m really not sure. While we haven’t […]