Emmanuel. . . God with us. . . The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. . . This is what we celebrate at Christmas. God became one of us and joined us in all of our messiness so that we could get to know Him. Growing up, going to school, helping his step-dad, eating, […]
Archives for December 2017
Thanks for your prayers! Rachida’s second surgery (to remove her second eye) is scheduled for this Thursday, December 21. Please keep her and her mom in your prayers!
Thank you, everyone, for your continued prayers for little Rachida. In the picture, you’ll see her with her mom the evening of her first eye-removal surgery. Since then, she’s had another round of chemo (a prerequisite for the second eye-removal surgery) and received an artificial eye (which some of you, through giving to my ministry, […]
I have some picture books here that I often let the village kids read when they come over. They love them, and I figure it’s a way to start to get them interested in literacy. Anyway, it’s kind of funny the different things they see in the pictures. For example, when they look at the […]
My host family here in the village has done so much for me. Before my house was finished, I lived with my host mom and she cooked and cleaned and washed my clothes and heated my shower water and got my water at the pump and so much more, and then slowly started teaching […]