Category Archives: Teaching

Teaching Ms. Caroline

It is Tuesday and Caroline has done it yet again: homemade pizza. Teaching her has actually taught me a lot about African cooking. For example, in Africa, there are no such things as measuring cups or measuring spoons. We had to study the difference between teaspoons, tablespoons, cups and how to convert them in mls. I told her I would… (more…)

The Wonderful Ms. Caroline

I have come to a conclusion that  it would be a shame if I didn’t  start introducing you to people I know and work with. Especially after living in Kitale for a year! SoI will begin with one of the most important people in my life: Ms Caroline. Caroline was the first African lady I met when I moved out here. She… (more…)

Enjoying Fellowship

I had a wonderful time this week meeting 15 of BTC’s newest teachers. Greg and Beverly, the missionary couple I work for, had a conference at their home to encourage and equip these men and women before giving them their certifications so they may begin teaching the BTC material. I always love going over to Greg and Beverly’s house because… (more…)

How To and How Not To

One of the hardest things about being here is wanting to help and not knowing how. If I leave someone in a state of starvation, how on earth am I representing Christ? If I fill someones belly, give their kids medicine, and pay for their kid’s school, and then share the gospel, why is it that they don’t accept Christ?… (more…)

Book Binding

Hefty duty stapler! Who would have ever guessed that the small paper supply shack here in town would have had one of these things. I am now able to bind textbooks together, which means my students now pay 100 ksh for their textbooks instead of 300. It is Amazing how expensive Kitale Printers has become over the past few  months. At first… (more…)

The Average Class Room

This weekend, Pastor Thomas and I visited one of BTC’s newest classes. Way past many hills of rain forest and tea plantations, you will find this little class room tucked behind a church in the small village of Kapsabet. Although it is nothing more than a few sheets of metal and a few pieces of hand chopped timber, it is… (more…)

Building Friendships

Thank you everyone for your prayer and concern. I am doing much better now and am finally home in Kitale. I have typhoid, but no malaria. Unfortunately the medication I am being treated with may be effecting my logic just a bit. I just found my toothpaste and deodorant in my kitchen cupboards after unpacking everything yesterday. lol. So, we will see how… (more…)