This may not seem odd to you, but for those of us who live here, this basin of fresh salt represents a very unusual and unprecedented occurrence. Why is this odd, you may ask? The salt flats in our area dry out and start producing salt in the late dry season (October – November). […]
About a week ago I (Phil) was sitting in Sherife’s dark room while he held my hand. A few minutes earlier he had sent a message asking to talk to me. As I sat beside his bed it was clear that he was close to death. I could barely understand him but he was determined […]
We found this on the bathroom door one morning. Elias had come upon a small centipede earlier that morning and had decide to leave a warning for the rest of us!
During the last outreach in our partner’s village, a lady from a village 2 hours’ drive away, happened to be in the area and came by to hear. She was so excited about what she heard that she went back to her village telling them all about the Word of God that was being taught. […]
As soon as we arrived there were LOTS of children to greet us. The boys were anxious to play soccer with Elias again, but the soccer field had been overgrown with weeds and thorns. The next morning we woke up to find a whole crew of boys out in the field working away to clear […]
Every afternoon people came to say their “hello’s and welcome back’s!” Many in the village were pretty much convinced that we would never come back. Even after Phil returned several times, they were sure that the kids and I were gone for sure. So, they were pleasantly surprised when we actually DID show up! As […]
We are in the final countdown for our Thursday departure. The packing is almost done (see the picture), the purchases are complete (we hope), lots of friends have been visited, and our goodbyes are coming to an end. Now we are turning our attention to what lies ahead. Our upcoming trip is full of uncertainties, […]
Phil and Elias did the ultimate road trip. They drove from Salt Lake City back to Florida, while Callie and I (Elin) flew back. Besides a stomach flu along the way, they had a great time. Here is Elias at the Four Corners, taking the in the sights!
We spent 2 weeks in Idaho and Washington state, enjoying time with the cousins!