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What we do when we are sick

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Blog, Family | Comments Off on What we do when we are sick

What we do when we are sick

Something we experience regularly is sickness.  We have had our share of it in PNG.  The list thus far… Giardia Lamblia, flu, infection, virus’s causing asthma in the kids, flippant fevers, abscesses, random weakness, rashes, headaches, intense stomach pain, vomit and diarrhea.  With all those sicknesses we have taken a LOT of medicine as well. Things like blood work and regular operations that would be performed in the States are just not available here.  Thankfully there are pharmacies in town that sell common drugs that are needed to treat most issues.  All in all we are...

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Books – a great way to pass the time

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Blog, Family | Comments Off on Books – a great way to pass the time

Books – a great way to pass the time

Lorie and I have found several things to help our kids stay engaged in an activity rather than free play.  It just seems like free play inevitably ends with someone getting hurt (thats the human depravity coming out).  One of those activities is reading books.  Greer has become a very avid reader and regularly reads through his school books as well as books he reads for fun.  Belle leans towards princess books as well as the look and find (Waldo type) books.  Knox loves reading books that have animals in them.  Today he was very interested in Komodo Dragons and was scared that such a...

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Good things come in small packages

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Blog, Family | Comments Off on Good things come in small packages

Good things come in small packages

When I was a kid and still under my parent’s roof I was short. Without fail I was always below the “average” height for kids my age. When I had annual checkups I sometimes did not even make the chart for where I should have been for my age. As a means of encouraging me in being shorter than others my mom used to say, “Good things come in small packages.” It was her way of saying that how tall a person was did not have to do with the totality of who that person ultimately is. She was a mother desiring to care for her son. However, rather than using that saying in...

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NTM Aviation Expo

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Blog, Family | Comments Off on NTM Aviation Expo

NTM Aviation Expo

New Tribes Mission had an aviation expo recently.  Our team as well as my parents had the privilege to see the new Kodiak plane that NTM purchased.  Although the team is not sure what tribe they will be living with there is the possibility that we will be riding in this plane!  The staff with NTM was more than helpful with answering questions as well as letting us and the kids get in the cockpit!  We had a blast! We are only 24 days from departure to...

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Immunizations

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Blog, Family, Logistics, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Immunizations

Lorie and the kids got their Typhoid vaccine today!  The kids were all crying in the office and I had to hold the kids down.  Thankfully everyone came out alive at the end of the appointment and we stopped for ice cream.  Today was just another step in the journey to PNG—it is coming...

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Apparent Obstacles in the Path

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Blog, Family, Support Update | Comments Off on Apparent Obstacles in the Path

Apparent Obstacles in the Path

Like all adventures, you are always heading towards something but don’t know all the things you will encounter along the way.  Lorie and I have found this to be true as we continue towards the goal of getting to Papua New Guinea.  There have been obstacles along our path (like visa delays) and at the same time there have been continual moments of encouragement (training, meeting with friends, family, & supporters).  It is encouraging to know that God has made these things to “work for our good” (Romans 8:28).  Then again, in light of Romans 8:28 I don’t think...

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