Weekend outings are always an adventure in Papua. Our friends had invited us to a pool, but it was closed Saturday morning. I wasn’t excited about the backup plan: hiking to a new waterfall. Here, that could mean anything from a jungle trek to a mountainous climb, and I was not up for either. My […]
I take Eric’s 4-year-old hand in mine. He slows down my usually fast gait. I help him stay focused on the short journey to his Indonesian preschool. Our combined pace fluctuates, but finds its place somewhere in between what’s normal for either of us.
Some days, we’re dodging puddles from last night’s tropical downpour. (OK, I’m […]
Every culture has beauty in it, possesses an imprint of God upon it, enabling a watching world to catch a glimpse of who He is. To experience a small taste of His goodness.
Here, in this restricted region, where Gospel-access is limited and evangelism is illegal, God still has his imprint placed within it. Little pictures […]
I’d posted a picture on social media of our home in Papua, and it looked so peaceful. I remember reading some of the comments and agreeing, but wishing that people could truly know the three-dimensional version of the place where we live. Just recently when a friend from the states came […]
Serving in Haiti, my husband and the other MAF pilots are often called on to do medevac (medical evacuation) flights. Complications during childbirth, accidents, and disease are usually the cause. But recently we found our own son in need of evacuation. A simple cold had quickly turned into a complicated case of necrotizing pneumonia. His pediatrician […]
There are things we tolerate for love of our children. For me, one of those things is our cat.
Two years ago, a scrawny grey cat showed up at our house, and my kids immediately began showering love and affection up on it. Not being a cat-lover myself, I left the care of it to the […]