Updates from our home in the jungle!

Getting Settled

The other day we were sitting on my bed in my brand new room, and it occurred to us that we have been racing top speed for 3 months now. That is a long time to be unsettled and working so hard…and those three months just happen to be hot season. We are all worn…read more.

The Witch Doctor

“Mommy, there is a strange man outside”, one of the girls whispered to me. By strange, I thought that she meant someone we had not met before, but I was quite mistaken. When I finally went and peered over the edge of the classroom, I was met by a very unusual sight. A man sat…read more.

A New Start

This week finds us getting settled on our new land. It has been an incredible month of miracle after miracle to get us to this spot. It is easy to see, in hindsight, how God was working to put us in the place where He wants us to be. Several months ago, Jason and one…read more.

Is It Gonna Burn?

Echoes of exploding bamboo ricocheted off the hillsides surrounding our jungle home as we watched fires consume the remnants of our three buildings. We’d been working furiously since Sunday, and now it was Thursday evening. We heaved sighs of relief as we crawled wearily onto our mats. Only one more day remained for us to…read more.

Teacher, Teacher!

“Teacher, I made up my mind. I am going to be a vegetarian. I was reading in the Bible, and it said that Daniel was smarter when he decided not to eat meat, and Jesus was tempted about food in the wilderness, and there are several verses about taking good care of our bodies. I…read more.

Water System for T.E.A.M.S.

“Hey what are you doing here? Are you buying that big roll of pipe?”  Was the question that was put to me as I was standing in the hardware store. Then I recognized who it was that was asking me. Oh…the headman of Sallawat with a truck! That’s when the events of the morning finally…read more.

God is Good

Although the nights have been a bit chilly, our days are rather warm and pleasant. Soft breezes blow through the banana trees…it doesn’t feel a speck like December does in America. But, in spite of the distinct lack of the normal holiday coolness and the sparkling snow, we still feel the spirit of unselfish giving…read more.

Our Greatest Challenge – by Sarah

“Pass me not, O gentle Savior, hear my humble cry…”  Vapor rose from nineteen voices blending together during morning worship.  Although huddling in a circle, rubbing our icy hands together, and trying to tuck our feet beneath ourselves where they might find a refuge from the penetrating cold, we sang with enthusiasm as the words…read more.

A Mission Marathon

“Where are you going?” He asked, then said, “did you notice you have a flat tire?”  A flat tire? Yes, the last of the air was rushing out. I had just left the school headed to town to get some much needed supplies. Since I had been gone for so long there was a lot…read more.

Jumping to Conclusions

Destiny and I were walking down to our house on Sabbath, hand in hand, enjoying our last day together for a while since I am now headed to America for my visa run. It had been a wonderful Sabbath, and we were both in a happy mood. As we approached the house, I saw something…read more.