Transition

I have used the word transition hundreds of times over the last few weeks. Our teammate Deb Newsome who served in The Gambia for many years transitioned to be with the Lord in heaven this past week after a long battle with cancer. Praise God for many gospel opportunities as we shared with her GambianContinue reading “Transition”

All hands on deck

Praise God, we have lots of workers who help out here on our large property. We had to call most of them in to action to respond to a true WAWA (West Africa Wins Again) situation. It was definitely all hands on deck to help. It all started when one of the house workers justContinue reading “All hands on deck”

Inventory

Any of you out there still do manual inventories or at least remember how challenging they can be? This week the big “to-do” was a manual inventory of EVERYTHING in the clinic. Praise God, I had a teammate and her teen daughter come help. When I say everything, I really do mean that. I don’tContinue reading “Inventory”

This is missionary life

Sometimes I chuckle that this is actually my day to day life.  I thank God for all of the opportunities and the relationships to share His good news and to shine the light of Christ in this dark place.  If you have been reading along you have heard all of the to-do’s that have beenContinue reading “This is missionary life”

Industrious

As I sat trying to think of a theme or a word that summed up the last few weeks of life and ministry here in The Gambia, “industrious” seemed the most appropriate.  It has been a very busy few weeks with lots going on. Praise God, I did have some helpers here.  Things are inContinue reading “Industrious”

God’s Promises

Many things are going on right now in our ministry. The planner in me has been struggling, up until a week ago LOTS of things were completely up in the air. It felt like nothing was coming together and there were about 50 balls spinning over my head. Yes, I know and trust God isContinue reading “God’s Promises”

Dirt

Living in West Africa has brought an entirely new definition to the word “dirty”. Within days almost anything can be covered with what seems like inches of dirt, gecko poop, mice droppings, ants, roaches and who knows what else. There is a reason I pay someone to clean my house everyday. As we prepare forContinue reading “Dirt”

Many hats and hands

Being in ministry you quickly learn that there is no job description and you wear many different hats. I clearly remember being told during my surgical rotation in PA school that part of being a Physician Assistant is getting some extra arms and learning how to use those in all sorts of creative ways, theyContinue reading “Many hats and hands”