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”

Seeking God Continuously, even in the WAWA moments

I am going to try and paint a picture for you of my recent shopping day (yes, this all happened in just one day).  If you make it to the end you will likely be tired of reading and I hope you get a glimpse into shopping in West Africa, but also how God isContinue reading “Seeking God Continuously, even in the WAWA moments”

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”

Here we go again, the wimpy tubaab is at it again

Some of you asked for a video of me wrestling the bed cover. I really was hoping I would not need to change it anytime soon, but God had other plans so here you go (I made it double speed for you)! Just when I think my life might be hard I am reminded yetContinue reading “Here we go again, the wimpy tubaab is at it again”

Pulling and pushing, twisting and turning

Ok ladies, we have all had the challenging task of pulling, pushing, twisting and turning to get on a pair of pantyhose or tights.  I have a new respect for all of you mommas; I cannot even begin to imagine how hard of a task that is to do on a squirming two-year old!  AsContinue reading “Pulling and pushing, twisting and turning”