Thursday, February 23, 2012

Blog Posts

Did you enjoy all the blog posts in the last couple of weeks?  I enjoyed trying to catch up some while Joel and I were in Accra.  I scheduled blog posts a couple of weeks into the future while we had good internet down there.  Now I am back to having problems posting photos again.  Usually when I post from here I get an error message instead of successful photo posts!  So, just hang in there and we'll post again when we can.

We are all happy Joel is back from the medical conference he attended in Kenya.  He was gone close to two weeks.  He said he learned some things and certainly enjoyed a break.

We continue to enjoy volunteers who come through Nalerigu.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


                                                   Baby, Annaleigh, & Ephraim in Dec.


Bert, Nubia, and Jackie went with me to Gambaga while there were here in December.  What a great time we had.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Joel's dad came to visit in December with Nubia and Jackie.  It was great to have them here!


We had Baby and her wonderful family over in December for dinner and some Wii!  What a good-looking family!  We love them all much.
Baby, Ephraim, Bernice, Joe, Kate

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Outcast Camp

                                                             Colt making a necklace
                                                             Linda, Hollie, Abigail
                                                         Dan Wilson with Madam Laraba
Dan & Linda Wilson visited us in early December.  It was great to have them here.  Linda spoke to the women at Gambaga and Dan helped to fit a few pairs of eye glasses sent from our church.

Wilson Family in December

                                                   Evan, Cindy, Natalie, Keenan, & Allie

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

More Birthday Pics

Birthday Party

Colt's birthday was about four days after we arrived in Nalerigu the end of June.  We had much unpacking to do, food to buy in Tamale, get the oven in our house working, etc.  I had cake molds  and party decor for the kids on our container, which we thought would be coming before long.  Since I did not have my kitchen up and running yet, we had Bawa make a birthday cake for Colt and celebrated that way.

It turned out that all three kids had their birthdays while we were still waiting on the container.  We did a little something for the girls' birthdays when they birthday arrived.

Since I had told them we would do this once the container arrived, I made them birthday cakes and we had a joint party for them all in October.  It was fun.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Gambaga in October

I have been sharing the story of Joseph with the women on my visits to the Outcast Camp.  After hearing last week's story, one woman was sharing how she, like Joseph, has been falsely accused of doing horrific things that she says no one would do.  She has been at the camp for years and years.

The practice of accusing and banning those who have been accused of witchcraft has devastating consequences for many.  The older women here have grandchildren, many of whom they are no longer able to see.  They are no longer able to help out their daughters and daughters-n-law by watching the children for them while they do each day's work for their household.  The consequences of this practice are endless.

Ministering to these women is so worthwhile, such a needed ministry.  Thanks for your continued prayers.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Time Away

Joel and I are getting some time away.  We flew down to Accra and stayed one night at the Baptist Guest House there.  It was great to see friends there.  I got my first professional haircut in a year.  Joel and I looked around town a bit, bought a few supplies to take back with us.

Then we went down to the coast to Coconut Grove.  It's a great place to relax and spend some nice down time together.

Mona Hewitt offered to watch our kids for us.  I go back home in a few days from Accra.  Joel will fly out with Earl Hewitt to a medical missions conference in Kenya.  He will return about 10 days later.

It is nice for both of us to get a bit of a break.  We are taking things a year at a time here in Nalerigu.  We know, for now, this is where He wants us.  Thanks so much for your continued prayers.