Tag Archives: MAF missionary family

Leaving Home to Go Home

Departing Boise two years ago to move to Haiti.

In two days, I will leave home to go home. Confused yet? Me too.

It will be with an array of emotions that we will pile our bags and our children on a Boeing 737 and head for the skies, supposedly homebound.

We will be relieved—the plane will […]

On-The-Job Blessings

I think everyone would agree that certain sacrifices come with being a missionary. The salary isn’t great, friends and family are often thousands of miles away, and the nearest Starbucks requires at least two flights and several hundred dollars to reach. Ask any missionary and we could go on for hours about how hard our […]

What Are Your Ministry Tools?

Typically, the husband’s role in the ministry of MAF is obvious, but the wife’s role is more vague. My husband uses tools and airplane parts every day in his ministry with MAF. My ministry tools include things like spatulas and potato peelers. People often ask me what my ministry is here or […]

The Mundane

I started to panic when my deadline for this blog came up and I didn’t feel like anything “blog-worthy” had happened. I hadn’t discovered some great truth that I could neatly tie up in a bow—as if I had learned some deep lesson. I was so distressed that I even contemplated, for a brief moment, […]

Broken Things

Sun and blue were stealing part of the morning in an otherwise rainy streak of days. The perfect day to wear my new sunglasses, I thought, as I pulled them from the drawer.

I’d bought them during last month’s visit to the States. Purchased in a store with wide aisles and cool air; placed in a […]