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Goma Cheese

Posted by Owen Fuller on February 6, 2014 in reflections |
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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 […]

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One Year in Congo

Posted by Owen Fuller on June 13, 2013 in milestones |
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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 […]

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Best Day of My Life

Posted by Owen Fuller on August 13, 2012 in life less than perfect |
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One of the goals Stephanie and I made before coming to Congo was to make new friends, and to regularly invite into our home other MAF families, expats, and Congolese people.  The two months we’ve spent in Africa have been incredibly busy, both with IT projects, and with getting settled into our new home.  Still, […]

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Our Stay in Dingila

Posted by Owen Fuller on February 4, 2011 in DRC Trip 2011 |
Tightening the "big bolt" on the frame.
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During our stay in Dingila we are setting up a VSAT Internet system for MSF (Doctors Without Borders).  MSF is working in the area to help victims of sleeping sickness and establish an emergency hospital.  Sleeping sickness is a disease spread by the bite of the tsetse fly.  The early symptoms include fever, itching, and […]

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Let the Work (and Fun) Begin

Posted by Owen Fuller on January 31, 2011 in DRC Trip 2011, life less than perfect |
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On Wednesday night we a get call from Medecines Sans Frontier (French for Doctors Without Borders).  The two VSAT satellite Internet systems we were going to install for them were released from customs and moved to MAF’s storage at the airfield.  The systems had been on the ground for two weeks, but there was a […]

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FFC International Dinner

Posted by Owen Fuller on October 27, 2010 in FYI |
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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 […]

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