Monthly Archives: October 2011

International Warfare

Well, I’m sure most of you are aware, PJM (from old picture of the day), is my dad. He likes to tell funny stories and play mean jokes on people. This one tops them all. It all started a few weeks ago when we had a little fight on Facebook. I accidentally made a public announcement that PJM would be… (more…)


I think it is time to introduce you to one of Mattaw’s most beloved friends, Chewy. Peter finally captured a picture of our speedy friend. In Kenya it is pretty customary for children to abuse dogs, so Chewy’s job is to teach them how to respect animals and play nicely. She is a very smart girl. She is even potty… (more…)

The Shamba

My room mates and I have become friends with a number of locals in Kitale. One of them is James, who is a local vegetable grower. We get vegetables from him, and he sometimes has dinner with us. I had noticed that the last few times he was visiting, he would mysteriously disappear for 30 minutes at a time.  To unravel the… (more…)

Team Mattaw

I regretably must announce that Mattaw just suffered an extremely unexpected defeat at a soccer match. No one saw it coming . . . Mattaw always wins. The kids take soccer more serious than any I have ever seen. Hence, we now have a soccer coach! He hopes to have them whipped back into shape by friday for the big match.

Peter’s Picture of the Week

Here is Peter’s photo of the week. Remember, Peter is the little guy that has developed the fascination with my camera. He continues to improve his photographic skills. This is one of my favorites ever. It is a picture of Bryan. Bryan is one of Peter’s brothers. Him, Peter, Dan, and Dominique share a room and they are inseparable friends–praise… (more…)

Meetings Today

I spent today at Mattaw’s guest house. We had our staff meeting there. As of now, there are over 100 people signed up to visit us over the summer! We are blessed to have such a wonderful home to welcome them into. If anyone is interested in coming with their church to visit us here at Mattaw, you can schedule… (more…)

Nursing, African Style

Up to this point, I have spent a lot of my time showing pictures of the kids and writing about the ministry I am working with, but I haven’t  addressed my place in the ministry. No matter how interesting, I guess no one really feels like blogging about their job after they get home! But, I will start doing this once a week. As… (more…)