Today I have the very distinct honor of posting a journal entry my mom wrote in 1988 before our family of six moved to Mozambique, a country in the midst of a brutal civil war. Over the course of this last month my mom has shared some personal details from her journals about the challenges… Read More Moving to a country in civil war – a letter to my small children
This family just recently embarked on the overseas living adventure, though their situation is unique in that they are mostly working with people from their own western culture. They’re loving living life in the Great Rift Valley. Tell us about your family. How long have you been married? How many kids do you have? How… Read More Loving life in Kijabe, Kenya
Not everything is peaches and cream for this family with six kids in southern Mali near the border with Côte d’Ivoire. BUT, they are faithful. “The dream I have is to raise my family where they will gain a big view of God. Being daily confronted with languages, cultures and poverty pushes us to know… Read More Six kids in southern Mali, Africa
When I read the Fader’s blog from South Sudan I am always encouraged by the joy and vivacity which marks their lives. They live in the new South Sudan, a place most people would refuse to take their family simply because all they know about Sudan is what they’ve heard on the news. If… Read More Raising boys in Melut, South Sudan
We’ve all heard that it doesn’t matter what you do as much as how you do it. That God can use you anywhere. That you never know what seeds you are planting in people’s lives, even when you can’t see the fruit. All this is true, but only if you’re not using these statements to… Read More Wrecked: A Series of Interviews
Last week I had the privilege of being interviewed by Elise of Global From Home. I’m continually encouraged by her frequent posts reminding me that I can have an international mindset and be open to other cultures even if I’m unable to travel as often as I’d like. What does being global from home mean?… Read More Philosophy of Travel – an interview
According to my 2-year-old, “God saw all that he made and it was good.” This truth came out of her mouth after a morning of Sunday School last week. This is the account of the fifth day of creation after everything came into being – except people (Genesis 1:25). When God created man and woman… Read More . . . and it was very good.