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The Follow Up…

I meant to thank everyone, and let you know how things were going sooner, but those things kept changing. Sorry to be dramatic and then keep everyone in suspense. Many thoughts have been going through my mind the last week. So here goes. Thank you everyone for your kind responses! They have been meaningful to […]

Doing Our Job

I am sitting in the office at Neema House, hearing the getting-ready-for-nap pandemonium take place right outside the fabric partition that serves to pseudo-seclude me from the crowd of sleepy toddlers. A few minutes ago I led a grieving family on a tour of Neema House. Their wife/daughter/sister died four days ago, giving birth to […]

Long Awaited Updates

I have written this blog post in my head so many times, each time better then the first. Sadly, ever time I sat down to actually put words to paper, it slips from my grasp like sand in a sieve. I have wanted to give a glowing and detailed report of our six months here […]

God of Hope

Please listen as you read: I have been thinking recently about the struggles of life here in Tanzania for women and children. It is hard for me to wrap my mind around. For example, my children could eat all day. In fact, there have been times when I feel like I am feeding baby elephants, […]

Finding a Sister and Losing My Pride

This week, we made a difference. Does that sound crazy? We came here to make a difference, right? We SAVE babies and make new families and employee thirty-three local people, mostly women, who are then able to support their families. We pour thousands of dollars, well Neema House does, into the local economy. Everyday we […]

Our Apologies (Samahani)

Disclaimer/Additional Apology: This post is written by Matt. We have had some problems with our email hosting, but have it sorted out now. Unfortunately, we most likely have not received any emails sent to our “” address’ in the last week. If you sent us a question or comment, please resend. It turns out that some […]

The Virus of Misery

It has been a rough couple of weeks here at Neema House. It started slowly, with one or two kids running a low grade fever, then a higher fever, then diarrhea, then upper respiratory and then it was all out chaos. I did not do an official count, but now that we are on the […]

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 […]