Monthly Archives: November 2016

The New School Bell

After students spent the whole breakfast break complaining that there wasn’t enough “time in the schedule” to complete their assignments, John thought he would help them “find time” by buying them an old school alarm clock. Unfortunately, his plan backfired a bit because the cheap thing is from China and the alarm setting doesn’t work unless you set it off… (more…)

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

If any of you drive by our compound and see my husband hugging an enormous bag of rotten cabbage, know that we have not lost our minds. We are composting! Why? Because our students want to turn our compound into a demonstration ground where local believers suffering from famine in nearby villages can come and learn how to grow large… (more…)

Becoming Organic and Healthy

I have to admit, becoming an organic gardener takes much more patience and hard work than I expected. Before raise beds can go up and seeds can be placed in the ground, we need compost. Compost requires mulch (dry material), green material, and manure, and after collecting it, an additional 6 weeks to decompose. But our students hard work is… (more…)

It’s a Girl!

We are expecting a baby girl sometime around a month from now, and we were so blessed when our local missionary community decided to host a baby shower in her honor (mainly the Rosser family, and the Grahams).  We are still overwhelmed by all the gifts and feel much more prepared. The final ultra sound should be sometime next week.

The New Minisry Schedule

Now that we are under one roof with all of our students, we have begun studying full time. John has done a good job coming up with a tight schedule, and he is sticking to it. He keeps it taped on the shelf next to the Bible and doesn’t respond well to objections. It goes something like: 6:00 am, class… (more…)

Staying Disease Free

Our students returned from the agricultural training in Kenya last week. After one month of fasting from everything except raw vegetables, they have been declared “disease free.” To be quite honest, they look pretty healthy!  We have many exciting medicinal plants laying around our house now waiting to be planted and have also been blessed with bags of nutrient dense… (more…)