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Many thanks

Missionary Blogs - 0 sec ago
We're coming to the end of the boys' first full week of school in Australia. We have many things to be thankful for. Here are just a few: The two younger boys seem to have friends at school that...

here. settling in.

Missionary Blogs - 45 min 12 sec ago
it's 3pm on a Friday afternoon... and all is peace and calm... it's actually a little creepy. Elizabeth has had two good naps today.  The boys have occupied themselves.  We had a...

Plastering Poo

Missionary Blogs - 1 hour 11 min ago
This is what is going on at The Shire at the moment. Our momentum has slowed down since we have done all of the things with the campaign money, so we are actually back to $0. Ha ha, but progress...

Just life around here

Missionary Blogs - 2 hours 8 min ago
+ We are STILL waiting for rain here in Dakar. It usually comes end of June/beginning of July. And we’re almost in August. It may never come. We may live in a constant state of increasing...

Plastering Poo

Missionary Blogs - 4 hours 11 min ago
This is what is going on at The Shire at the moment. Our momentum has slowed down since we have done all of the things with the campaign money, so we are actually back to $0. Ha ha, but progress...

The Pilgrimage: Turkey, Part Ten

The Temple of Artemis at Sardis is not to be confused with the one at Ephesus. Indeed, there were several different Artemises, one more a fertility goddess, another rather like Diana the goddess of the hunt, and so on. Here is a sign to get us oriented in regard to the one in Sardis. Here’s [Read More...]

Just a Small Thing

Missionary Blogs - 8 hours 16 min ago
Medical thermometer (Photo credit: RambergMediaImages)A while back I found a small growth on my tongue. When it didn’t go away on its own I was advised to have it removed and if possible, sent to...

Three older two younger

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:00
I had just met a Burkinabé man named Samuel who was visiting friends in our home town. As we chatted, I asked him if he had brothers and sisters. His response: Three older and two younger Have you...

Unsettled but excited

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:03
We're at a point in our settling that we look pretty settled physically. We have pretty much everything we need (though a new laptop is definitely in the works next month, this one is getting...

Coming along!

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:26
Here are the most recent pics (taken yesterday) of the depot! This is the first building on Invest Hope's property in Peredo, Haiti. We are still waiting on the door to be finished and for the...

Reflux Surgery Update

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:20
As I wrote in this post, baby E has been diagnosed with severe reflux and needed surgery urgently. He entered the OR at 8:10 yesterday morning and the surgeon came out with a report at 10:50am. The...

Check out new prayer requests and 2 new ministry…

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:03
Check out new prayer requests and 2 new ministry videos on the right column.  Enjoy!

The Pilgrimage: Turkey, Part Nine

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 02:47
The big three sites to go see among the seven churches of revelation are Ephesus, Pergamon, Sardis, to which one must now add a fourth, Laodicea, because of the amazing archaeological work done there in the last five years. In this blog post and the next we must focus on Sardis. We will look at [Read More...]

Niger in the News

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 02:44
This post in the NewYork Times came through on my facebook feed this morning. What struck me at first was the advertised headline was 'Niger is poor and located in the desert'.  My first...


Missionary Blogs - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:22
What a month!  Since our last update, we have driven nearly 10,000 kms (for the metrically challenged, that is 6,213 miles) and visited friends and churches in Montana, Washington, British Columbia,...

Watch This Video

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:10
I have been in the US for 3 weeks now. I've been a lot of places, seen a lot of friends and family! Will update that a bit later. But for now - you should watch this video. Pray! Pray! Pray for...

Our Alma Mater – Bryan College

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:29
There is much that can be said of our alma mater in these days.  We both received degrees from Bryan College in the late 80s through mid 90s (I have an accounting and elementary education degree;...

I'm on vacation to nowhere in particular....

Jamie The Very Worst Missionary - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:15
....and the spotty wifi won't let me upload the pics I need for the posts about human trafficking and the SE Asian sex trade that I promised would go up this week.

A good blogger would have formatted them last week and scheduled them to post at a certain time on a certain day. But I am not a good blogger. I'm the kind of procrastinator who brings her computer on vacation and makes her family mad because she spends too long trying to format something that should have been done before she left. So, I'm gonna close my mac and stick it in the trunk and not think about any of this for 2 days.


I can upload pics from my phone which doesn't help me at all. But it let's me leave you with this:

The absolute WORST picture ever taken of me in my entire life... 

I don't even know.
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