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From The Other Side Of The World

If I could pick one word to summarize my feelings for the year 2013, it would be OVERWHELMED, but not in the way you might think. There have definitely been some overwhelming moments trying to hack through our out-of-control to-do list, but mostly the feeling of being overwhelmed has been of the incredible blessings of […]

Working and Working

Every time Sunday rolls around I am amazed at just how fast the week has passed. My to-do list is longer than my arm and I always overestimate the amount of checks I can make before my day of rest arrives again. Each passing week pushes us closer and closer towards the great unknown. The […]

House (still) For Sale

Over the course of Thursday, Friday and Saturday we had and lost two contracts on the house we are trying to sell. Through it all, our faith has grown and our resolve to move to Tanzania to follow what we feel is the call God has given us has strengthened.  We have a long history […]

Going Forward

Overall, our goal for the first year is systems, systems, systems. We want systems for the care of the babies, systems for out-reach and adoptions, systems for facilitating family integration of our motherless children, systems for the volunteer program. The thought of the organizational challenge makes my pulse race, I love systems and organization. I […]

Our Task

What does it mean to be the on-sight director of a baby orphanage? Matt and I were ready to move us and our little ones to Africa, sight unseen, but Michael and Dorris were insistent that we make a trip to Arusha to visit the orphanage before we set sail. We agreed, and through an […]

Already Begun

The countdown has begun, we are moving to Arusha, Tanzania to become the on-sight directors of Neema Baby Home in three months!! Let me first tell you the history, before I tell you the plans. A long time ago (2007), in a land far away (South Lake Tahoe, California), Matt and I decided that we […]