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Centipedes and piglets, how was your sunday?

So yesterday after having a giant stinging centipede crawl up my shirt ( thankfully the outside) during the song service I thought that was to be my Madagascar excitement for the day… wrong. While preaching in the evening service at my house (…

Birth days

Births are so special to me.  I love the first breath and lusty newborn cry, the puffy eyes that struggle to adjust to the light, the instincts that come so naturally and I love that new baby smell.  I love the bonding that…

Time out!

Three years ago, we were chomping at the bit. After ten combined years of college, two years of job training and four years of deputation, we were eager to be on our mission field. We knew the task was huge and the opponent…

Slogging it out

” So basically, what you do every day for work is what people pay to do in the states” said my new friend as we bounced and slid through the mud on the way to a village outreach. It’s true there are a…

“Say what?”

The Malagasy love speeches ( and not just at funerals)!  They give speeches at weddings, birthdays, births, new years and any other opportunity in between.  The more flowery the speech the better.  They enjoy using proverbs or sayings in their speeches.  If as…

High temps and head gaskets

“I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions” Proverbs 8:12 When you live on the mission field, you have your fair share of dealing with what might be deemed ” witty inventions” ( there are also other names that…

Just watch

As a kid growing up I always loved watching my Dad work on the car. Being a ten year old boy I found it fascinating and was always peppering Dad with questions of ” what is that piece” and “what come off next”,…

Little things

Sweat is running down my back, outside I hear the crash of rocks being thrown into piles  and cringe at the thought of how close the stone workers are to my truck parked outside the church ( “please Lord, don’t let them hit…

Vita!… well more so

On Monday we finished attaching the sheet metal over top of  the doors, on Tuesday we flew in to town for Thanksgiving and to check on the airplane paperwork. When we arrived we found it was finally finished. What a relief to know…

What next?

What next?  That has been a question that has come up several times in the past couple months ( to which most of the time my answer has been,”hum I’m not sure”). We have been working on fabricating rolling doors for the hangar.…