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’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)”

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”

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””