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Education during an Epidemic

A Saturday shopping trip into town — sporting face masks, of course, since they’re in fashion these days — was the latest in a series of […]

Emmanuel & COVID-19 Update 5/7/20

Dear Church Family, As most of you know Gov. Abbott recently initiated the early phases of opening back up the economy of Texas. Those orders gave […]

Austin Facemask Mission

When the Covid-19 crisis began, Deborah Altsman, who works from home, became very concerned about her pharmacist friends working in the stores. They were lacking face […]

Organizing a COVID-19 Hospital

Preparing a hospital to treat the city’s COVID-19 patients is no simple task. First there are all the calculations involved in estimating how many patients we […]

Indoor Kitchen

Progress continues on the home front. Our most recent project is an indoor kitchen, as pictured here. It’s certainly a blessing to be able to prepare […]

Easter Celebration

Last Sunday was a special day for us. We celebrated not only Easter, but also our national Women’s Day, which had been the preceding Tuesday, and […]

Visit from Provincial Delegation

On Thursday, a large delegation from the government visited our hospital, featuring the two highest-ranking officials in the province: the governor and the secretary of state. […]

Preparing for Coronavirus Patients

On Friday, fourteen specialists from the provincial health department visited us to begin preparing our as-yet-unopened hospital building to be the local treatment center for COVID-19, […]

Family Outing

Last Sunday was our first family outing in our new-to-us SUV: we drove 90 minutes outside of town, into the bush, to a church plant which […]


I love teaching, and I’m happy to do a lot of it at home these days. The family is making fantastic progress in our nightly English […]
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