Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A life overseas

Someone besides me need to read this tonight? What does God look like to you? 

Another good one: Home or away

Friday, January 27, 2017

OK friends, new prayer request. I have this stupid wound on my thumb which despite my vet's best attempts and a minor surgery in Kampala is still getting worse. I'm afraid I have a splinter of glass under the nail and pus just keep accumulating. I've been traveling but am now back in Soroti. It's quite painful and on my right hand so I need to ask for help far more than I am comfortable with. I feel like maybe God is trying to teach me something.....

Update- well, thanks to you quick pray-ers. I got a nerve block and had it all debrided this afternoon by a PA here in Soroti. Also some new antibiotics.  I'm hopeful things are now headed the right direction.  Also some ultram which is a wonderful thing.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Quick blog post about baby Anna! She has put on 3kg so is big enough and the specialist from the US have arrived to do as many kids as they can in the next two weeks. Anna is "booked" with the maxillogacial/ ENT surgeons tomorrow!  I'm still in western so I don't have a current picture but keep her in your prayers over the next few days.

Update- change of plans. They traveled and met with the doctors again but the surgeon had too many patients scheduled so the smallest ones were bumped to the next time he comes in August. Anna and Judith will just have to wait.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Felt very weird to spend the past several days teaching and not mention a single thing related to pregnancy, communicable diseases or hand washing even once! 

Mountain Baptist Church. 

Friday, January 20, 2017


So one of my favorite parts of the work we do in the Batwa villages is rabbit revolving loans. This lady got two rabbits a few months back from her neighbor who received a pair of rabbits from Dr. Daniel after receiving training on how to breed and care for them. Her neighbor trained her and once her's produce she will give two to someone else and train them. Rabbits for everybody! 

Thursday, January 19, 2017


I'm in western Uganda right now taking a break by working differently than usual. Here are a few pictures of the people we spent time with yesterday.

 These are the batwa people of Bwindi Forest. Their story in a short video is here along with he guys I'm serving with this week. http://www.fueluganda.com/kisoro.html

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Mission life does have crazy adventures and amazing God stories but really mostly it is just failure, frustration, sorrow and lots and lots of mundane. I don't want to contribute to the unrealistic picture people can have of missionaries so I'm going to take this time to confess that I spent far more time in the last 30 days cleaning out my fridge after repeated power outages than I spent delivering babies. (Which I know seems contrary to all the pictures I've put on facebook. Sorry about that.  Seems like I should put up more pictures of the foul things that happen in my kitchen when the power goes out.)
Just trying to be real here......