Bright Lights in the Neighborhood

Stephanie and I, assisted by her daughters and my goddaughter, have started a discipleship group called Bright Lights for neighborhood girls ages 10-20, meeting every other […]

Celebrating Three Years with Popcorn

Last year’s popcorn party, marking the second anniversary of my arrival in Africa, was such a hit that I decided to repeat it this year. I […]

Encouraged and Concerned at Baptism

The baptism I attended on Saturday encouraged me. Among the sixteen people baptized were two I know personally. One is a sixteen-year-old girl who has grown […]

Welcoming 2021 in Africa

All-night church services are common here in Africa, especially to bring in the new year.  I first participated in this experience a year ago, and though […]

Over the River and Through the Woods

Where did your Christmas journey take you?  I left home at 3:00 am on December 24 to catch a bus to a city in the next […]

Third Annual Workers’ Party

On Friday, our family hosted our third annual party for our co-workers, in a tent set up in front of our home. As usual, I cooked […]