Monthly Archives: January 2017

Farming Class

There is way more to the word “Organic” than I need to know. Yesterday, we learned from Peter about using “liquid gold” fertilizer (I’ll let your imagination fill in the blanks). He and James have been so busy teaching groups in the village about organic farming that we are just now starting class at home. I assume tomorrow’s lesson will… (more…)

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday baby Gavriella, you turned one month old today! I found you all the way over on the wrong side of your crib this morning. You sure know how to move around for a one month old. 

Never too Late for Chrsitmas

Recognize these boxes? Christmas came a bit late this year, but late is better than never! It has always been my dream to give one of these boxes away after all the ones I filled as a child, so you can imagine how excited I was when one of the local bishops called John on the phone and asked if… (more…)

Preparing the Soil

Proverbs 6:6-7 “Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise, Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler, Prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest.” How better to spend the dry season than digging raised beds in preparation for the rain? It has been back breaking labor for all of our… (more…)

First Two Weeks of Parenthood

Verse for the first two weeks of parenthood: Php 4:6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Most people don’t know this but, Gavriella is my first baby…ever. Never had a sibling, no younger cousins, and no infant experiences in my past. So almost… (more…)

Our Busy, Busy Tata (Grandmother)

In John’s culture, it is the responsibility of the mother in law to check in on her daughter-in-law when she is pregnant to make sure that she is faring along well. So John’s mom came for a visit. She wasn’t expecting me to go into labor the same day she arrived. Anyways, she has been quite busy. She has been… (more…)

She Finally Made It!

Thank you so very much to everyone who has been praying for our little one. After 30 hours of natural child birth, our baby girl was born on Monday morning at 1:30 am. Her name is Gavriella Joy Apolot. Our pastor, Dr Juventine Emuku, was the one who delivered her, and if it were not for God using him, she… (more…)