With great sadness and a plethora of emotions we say goodbye to our home in Equatorial Guinea. Life was certainly hard in Africa, but the ministry was sweet. What with water purification, unreliable electricity, bad internet, disease, poverty, heat, and emotions, our time here was very hard. But the ministry was so wonderful. We loved […]
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This is the emotional part of this process we have been dreading. Not the packing up of things, but the closing of a chapter in our life. Packing is so permanent and serves as an emphatic exclamation mark of the transition in our life. Ten-years ago we packed up our lives and moved to Costa […]
About a month ago all the taxi drivers in the country went on strike to protest low rate ceilings and unequal government enforcement of taxi permitting. The government responded buy canceling all taxi permits, and requiring everyone who wanted to drive a taxi to repaint their cars with a new paint scheme and to apply […]
On Wednesday our short-term medical team from Grace Community Church in Mobile, AL hosted their third medical clinic. The clinic was held at the church Iglesia Fuente de Vida. This church is pastored by Santiago Hgomo Edu, who is a professor in our seminary’s lower level program and a student in our master’s program. Dr. […]
On Monday our visiting short-term mission team helped host a free medical clinic in the church Iglesia Fuente de Vida. Pastor Modesto Engonga Ondo is the pastor of this church and is a professor at our seminary. The mission team from Grace Community Church in Mobile, AL helped us treat 70 patients. Dr. Debbie and Erin […]
Our first ever short-term mission team has arrived in Equatorial Guinea. The team is from Grace Community Church in Mobile, AL. Grace has been a supporter of your ministry since the beginning and have been amazing friends of ours for over a decade. They arrived late Saturday night. One of their suitcases didn’t make it […]
The Democratic Republic of Congo, a Central Africa neighbor of ours, recently had four confirmed Ebola deaths. This is the Congo’s eighth Ebola outbreak and first since the big one two years ago. The government is known to be able to contain health risks. Most governments in the region responded with tighter boarder control and […]
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