Did you know that I have a beautiful guestroom here just waiting for visitors? As I type this, a very special friend who brought me to The Gambia for the first time in 2014 is on her way here. Please pray for R and the long journey ahead of her and pray for her timeContinue reading “Guests”
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Well, after many hours we finally got our huge (maybe a little too big) water tank on top of the tower. But, it did not stay there. Praising God that no people fell and they tell me the tank is ok also. Fyi this tower is 18 ft high. If you wonder what I repeatedlyContinue reading “Oops!”
Home Depot or Lowes?
We remain in the midst of some major construction projects here in the village. Praise God for my wonderful employees who are really taking the lead and helping out with everything. However, the tubaab (white person, that’s me) still has to be in charge of handing out the funds and making some of the financialContinue reading “Home Depot or Lowes?”
Today and tomorrow are public holidays in The Gambia as they celebrate the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. This morning as I watched thousands of men and young boys (a few older women were in the crowds also) filing out of the mosques in their new holiday clothes my heart was overwhelmed byContinue reading “Holidays”
Isn’t there some expression that you should learn something new every day? Well, when you live overseas and are a missionary wearing many different hats you learn 10-100 new things each and every day (and most of it in a different language.) This week has been all about water, septic, plumbing and much more thatContinue reading “Always learning”
I have always been one to try and tackle more than one thing at a time, but multitasking looks a little different here in West Africa. While trying to finish up the work at the clinic the other day, our cleaner (who is always multitasking) came to work with fresh produce to sell. I mean,Continue reading “Multitasking”
It is the Muslim month of fasting called Ramadan and all around me people are trying to work their way into heaven by not eating, not drinking and not even swallowing their saliva from sunup to sundown. Honestly, it is a very hard month to be a believer and see so many around us completelyContinue reading “Prayers”
Help, save my toilet!
Yes, you read that correctly. Yesterday, I found myself rapidly calling a teammate and saying “help, come quick and please save my toilet!” As many of you know I have been moved out of my house and staying in temporary housing here in the village for the last 8+ weeks. The projects and move allContinue reading “Help, save my toilet!”
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”