The Watermelon Challange

Can you grow crops during the dry season? Yes you can! We embarked on a pretty challenging task. To teach our main four Bible students that they can support themselves off of agriculture, we planted an acre of watermelon during the hottest time of the year and gave them the responsibility of doing the labor, and praying for its sucess.… (more…)

Bible Study in Ateso

It was a little over one year ago that I was sitting in Nairobi waiting on College Hills’ Team to arrive while watching my future husband pass the late hours by translating a simple Bible curriculum into his tribe’s language. After many months of hard work, those deep in the village learning organic farming from our students are now also… (more…)

The Chapati Man

What is everyone’s favorite thing to eat when they come to visit us from America? Chapati! Chapati is a flat bread that is made from water and flour , then cooked on an incredibly hot cast iron pan heated by a small charcoal stove. It’s smothered with Crisco as the vendor spins it around in the pan.  In Kenya the… (more…)

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…)