Category Archives: Africa

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…)

When You Don’t Know You’re Being Watched

My phone started ringing as I was driving to the market today. I saw it was someone from Jinja and figured I’d call them back later when I wasn’t driving through an intersection. Well, who would have ever thought they were at the intersection watching me not pick the phone! It was such a great surprise having Moro Steven Collins… (more…)

Student Presentations

This week is Biographical Study Methods and everyone is busy presenting their research to John and me. So far, we have learned about Joab, Melchizedek, Lot, Paul, Joseph, Moses, and Ezra. Things have been so interesting even house help is coming to sit in on evaluations. It’s great seeing them practice their teaching skills as we help them improve.

Fighting Starvation Starts with Compost

Our students have been working hard. We have 7 compost piles on our compound. Other than that, the church congregation in the village has been busy. They have another 23 piles! This makes for a total of 30 piles of compost which is enough material for 60 raised beds. Pretty impressive for one month’s work by two dedicated Bible students… (more…)

God’s Provision

We received some very good news yesterday. My application for a work permit was approved for three years! It has just been by God’s mercy that I have been able to stay with my husband for the last year on random different passes. We are so grateful for the friends who have helped us in this area. My mind has… (more…)

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…)