Monthly Archives: June 2016

Yoba Yogurt 

This might be the most creative substitute for a thermos yet. “Don’t sit on my Yoba!” That is the message Scovia has for anyone who might come to the house late tonight. We have been working all day on this first test round of Yoba yogurt using village milk and are now waiting for it to sit at 45 C… (more…)

Prison Pineapple and Praise Report

We are enjoying the biggest pineapple I have ever seen in my life, complements of the Bible students in Serere prison. The class has grown to 25 prisoners each Sunday. They are full of questions each week and complaining that John needs to add an extra 5 hours to class! They have not only blessed us with many gifts but… (more…)

Prayer Meeting

We are having prayer meeting at 5:00 with the SMBS team tonight at our home, and I am convinced burritos are a must. It’s been too cold this week and I’m thinking some Mexican food will help get rid of the chill. None the less, that means tortillas from scratch. My wonderful helper Mary has been in the kitchen all… (more…)

SMBS Team Arrives

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7 The team from Slavic Missionary Bible School arrived safely in Soroti last week. Eugene has done an awesome job arranging everything for them. They will be teaching BTCP,… (more…)

The Big Secret Missionaries Don’t Want You to Know

To say the least, I thought missionaries got to spend all their time hiking across mountains with backpacks on while encountering amazing adventures…which is partially true…but here is the big secret: dirty dishes, folding laundry, meal prep, grocery shopping, cleaning out the car…follow you no matter where you go in life, and they DO TAKE MUCH LONGER when you live… (more…)

Brotherly Love

Psalms 133 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!It is like the precious oil upon the head, coming down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard, coming down upon the edge of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon coming down upon the mountains of Zion; for there the LORD commanded the blessing—life… (more…)

The Grapes! 

Did you know that the pomegranate is mentioned 32 times in the Old Testament? Yes, and not only that, but that can be incredibly confusing for BTCP students in remote areas who have never seen or tasted one before. So, while I was doing some much needed restocking in a small grocery store 5 hours from our town, John spotted… (more…)