Highlights

Making a Difference?

We drove just over two hours this morning to reach today's target village.  Dodging potholes and navigating unpaved African roads can be soar on a person's backside.  It was refreshing to step out of the van and stretch our legs, as each team member sprang into action.  As day three was underway, it was clear that we have been learning each day and growing more efficient as a team.  My mother stayed back at the hotel with a stomachache, while

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God Only Knows

On the first evening that we arrived in Tamale, our group spent some time organizing the medical inventory.  We sorted bandages, eye glasses, a number of medicines and assorted medical supplies. As I stated in previous posts, I am not a medical professional, so I needed to ask the trip doctors several times, "What is this?"  While each of the team members began to own the organization of certain meds or supplies, I was left to empty bags and make

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The Start of a New Chapter!

If you haven"t heard yet, our planned move to Italy has recently changed.  We had been planning to move to Italy in the early fall of 2013, work with Italians there and then commute throughout the year for our work with International friends from Ghana, China and the USA. Due to a recent change, when we found out that we would lose primary custody of our 12 year-old daughter Hailey if we were to relocate to Italy, our hub has changed back to the

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Trusting Amidst Opposition

Sitting in the hospital waiting area yesterday for my pre-op blood work felt a bit surreal. There was a certain deja vu experience - thinking that I was in the exact same place just 3 months earlier. I had ample time today to consider the past year, a journey that has been anything but calm. I feel like I was entered into some sort of recon training intensive for faith. After all, if a person wants to give their arms a workout, then they concentrate

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The Road Ahead

It is hard to believe that I am sitting at home working on my computer, just two days after brain surgery. The entire experience was a bit surreal, to say the least. All of the possibilities of what might happen, contingency plans for this and that, trying to mentally prepare for potential stroke or open head surgery, not sure what condition my head would be in when I woke. Well, here I am - no stroke, no open head surgery or Frankenstein scar, and

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