Hurry up and wait

The expression “hurry up and wait” is one I quickly learned when I started my career in medicine and that expression really comes to life when you live in West Africa. For those praying for DS, his salvation and his surgery please keep it up.  After a rush of activity and things moving very fastContinue reading “Hurry up and wait”

A family of believers

This past weekend was an amazing time of fellowship, prayer, encouragement and some fun with the family that God has adopted me in to, His church. And, we had several opportunities in several languages to share about Jesus and the invitation to be adopted into His family as well as to show Jesus to thoseContinue reading “A family of believers”

God’s perfect plans (and how He can use whatsapp)

God has been working in some amazing ways here in The Gambia, make sure to read how He protected the life of a Gambian man last week and this week I want to share with you about how He is going before us and has made a perfect plan for another Gambian man. DS isContinue reading “God’s perfect plans (and how He can use whatsapp)”

God ordained

Yesterday was one of those days where God had clearly laid out the “plans” and I was along for the ride and maybe a little slow in getting on board with His plans. Honestly, the day started off nicely with some good quiet time with the Lord and a little not too stressful office work.Continue reading “God ordained”

New Ministry Direction: Frequently Asked Questions

Will ABWE still be ministering in The Gambia? Yes! God has a team working to share the gospel in The Gambia and he is growing His team here. We are moving in a new direction that will open more doors for people to come and serve as well as more doors for the gospel. LetContinue reading “New Ministry Direction: Frequently Asked Questions”

5 years later

I awoke this morning praising God for how He is working in this tiny country, the smallest land country in all of Africa. Today is inauguration day in The Gambia, exactly 5 years ago today this is what I posted on Facebook “Keep praying for The Gambia and political transitions. I just heard some encouragingContinue reading “5 years later”

Race time

For those that have known me for a while you may remember years ago, prior to living in West Africa I competed in running races and triathlons. I was never near the front and more than once came in dead last or even had to drop out. However, I kept on racing because I lovedContinue reading “Race time”

Hard work

It is harvest time in The Gambia and that means that the normal daily work of the women of the village is multiplied greatly. Our clinic has been empty, my friends compounds are very quiet and visits are primarily with the older ladies and kids who can not do the farm work. Gambian women workContinue reading “Hard work”

Medical Care

When you live in the middle of nowhere West Africa there are many things you learn to go without or those things at least look very different. One of those things is medical care, don’t worry I am not the patient. Myself, my teammates and our Gambian staff can usually handle the medical needs ofContinue reading “Medical Care”

Sanni Karta “Throw the Card”

Today is election day in The Gambia and it is called Sanni Karta day (throw the card, like throwing in your vote). Due to a very low literacy rate there are no paper ballots or computerized booths. Instead, there are different barrels of different colors representing each political party. Each person drops a marble inContinue reading “Sanni Karta “Throw the Card””