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Safari!!

What a privilege it was to be able to go on a safari after all these trips to Uganda!  I just had to share the pics with you all!! Here’s a snippet: Giraffes are a personal fav of mine.  Look at how majestic they are!   The wart hogs were adorable.  I giggled whenever I…

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A Voice from Cabin #2

One day while preparing to head to Africa for a visit with Emma she mentioned, “Mom, we’ve wanted to take you on a safari, but you’ve never let us.  This time we won’t be taking ‘no’ for an answer. You are going! So plan on it!”  It made me smile. It’s true, I’ve been to…

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One Holy and Very Humbling Moment

Almost 18 years ago I found myself leaning against Emma and Liberty’s bedroom wall listening to Emma’s most sincere and innocent night time prayer.  Her little voice prayed totally out of the blue, “Please let me be the one you pick to go to Africa to take care of the orphans…..” In fact I opened…

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#gemofawedding

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who have given so generously. Each shirt, each pair of pants, each sock and each shoe purchased is not taken lightly. We are overjoyed at your response! You are officially part of #GemOfAWedding Just think…it’s not every day that a missionary gets married and it’s really not…

Pixilated Joy

That Ruby girlfriend woke me up a few hours ago.  I always try to guess what time it might be.  I thought it was probably around 5:30am.  She was pretty restless and feverish so I got up to get her a bottle of ice water {her favorite – brrrr!}. It turns out it was 2:50am……

When There Are No Words

When we were moving to Phoenix, Emma prayed earnestly that God would bring her a deaf friend.  She  wanted very much to use the sign language she already knew and improve it drastically.  She was convinced that  God was going to bring her children who couldn’t hear and she wanted to be much more experienced…

A True Love Story

When Emma, Graham and I were in Africa to bring Elizabeth and Elijah home we would go to use the computers lined up at the guest house we were staying at. I would look over and see Emma typing away, smiling as she tipped her head to one side and then the other. “Who are…

My Divine Encounter

As Dw prayed with me that day, asking the Lord to place divine connections in my path, I knew that he was on to something!  This was going to be a trip like none other! My first flight went from Phoenix to Chicago with a three hour layover.  I had not flown through Chicago in…