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!”

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”

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”

Travel Days

In the last 48 hours I have spent over 6 hours on a ferry boat and another 6 hours waiting at the terminal. Don’t forget the river crossing is only about 2 miles wide. And guess what, I get to cross the river again today (as you read this). However, I am definitely taking theContinue reading “Travel Days”

Ups and downs, twists and turns

I have officially been back in The Gambia for over a month and it has been great to be back, but it has also been challenging and full of lots of ups, downs, twists, turns and moments when I am just hanging upside down and wondering what is next. The Lord does not promise usContinue reading “Ups and downs, twists and turns”

Divine Appointments

God is always trying to get our attention and working behind the scenes in many ways that we don’t see. One of the privileges of living in The Gambia is that because of my weakness and complete inability I see God move in amazing ways. I have been at my home in the village lessContinue reading “Divine Appointments”

Communication

Anyone see a problem in this picture? What if I tell you this is the main cellular tower for our village and this was our source of all cell phone service and internet? Last month there was a large and devastating windstorm in our village causing damage to many properties, injuries and deaths. Please prayContinue reading “Communication”

On the Road Again

Long ago, before Covid hit I was praying about and preparing for my furlough time in the US and planning a lot of travel throughout the US. Well, Covid definitely changed all of that and many of my travels have been changed, cancelled or postponed. Recently I have been able to get back on theContinue reading “On the Road Again”

Survival Phrases and Greetings

Language learning is moving full speed ahead.  I spend two hours each morning with a Wolof language helper and then several hours each afternoon visiting very patient and understanding village women practicing what I am learning.  I also provide much comic entertainment for them.  Of course we started with greetings.  The Wolof have a veryContinue reading “Survival Phrases and Greetings”