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Special Christmas encouragement and news

This past year has been difficult and challenging for everyone all around the world. I still keep in touch with friends in various parts of Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas, and I try to read news of… Read More

November news and thanksgiving

Since my last newsletter (where I shared about some of the difficulties being faced by our African partners), our family also has experienced a particularly challenging time. After 18 months of diligently taking precautions, one of our family… Read More

October update and prayer requests

As is sadly so often the case, after sending out a positive and uplifting newsletter last month, we find that this month it is not quite the case! There are just so many things to pray for and… Read More

September news update

About 3 years ago, I was asked by our local church pastor to head up the new missions and cross-cultural ministry at Real Life church to help our church people become more personally involved in missions. Our first… Read More

Exciting August news update

As is often the case, after July’s newsletter with little news from our African friends, we have lots of important news to share this month! But first, on a more personal level, we have enjoyed a great summer… Read More

Great answers to prayer and June news

After last month’s newsletter, I am so happy to be able to report that God is already answering prayers to bring healing and restoration to those of our partners who were so ill. In the case of Pastor… Read More

May news and important prayer requests

Often when preparing to share the news, it seems there is a common theme in the updates from our African partners and our own family news. This month is a case in point. The past 4-6 weeks have… Read More

April news and pictures

As I prepare this month’s newsletter, I feel I must give thanks to God for Gerald and I being able to celebrate 40 years of marriage on April 18th. It is undeniable that such a benchmark could not… Read More

March news

Today the sun is shining and the temperature finally climbed to 70°F (20°C) for the 1st time in months! I could actually take our 6 year-old grandson, Levi, outside to run around and use up some energy before… Read More

February news and encouragement

Thankfully it appears that we are past the worse with the Covid-19 pandemic, although we continue to move through this new year with challenges and sad reports. It is with great sadness that we share the news of… Read More