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?”

Always learning

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”

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”

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”

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”