Full House - Full Hearts

Full House – Full Hearts

I looked with surprise and some dismay at the bright pink tent. It was a very nice tent, but its location was troublesome. “Um.  We really can’t have class until someone moves their tent from our classroom. Can we find…

Trials and Blessings

Trials and Blessings

I was going to fall. The tires skidded in the soft dirt on the shoulder and slid sideways. Desperately I tried to regain control of my motorized bicycle, but in my panic forgot to let go of the power grip….

Answers to Prayer!

Answers to Prayer!

More updates are coming soon, but I wanted to make sure everyone knows about our big news. Here is Paul’s latest newsletter in case you missed it. — Susan   Thank the Lord, we have a place to grow! We…

Taking a Deep Breath -- Ready to Plunge In

Taking a Deep Breath — Ready to Plunge In

“Why did they think this was a good idea?” I muttered.  I stopped to catch my breath and looked with dismay at the steep path still before me. It’s a hill tribes custom. They build their churches on the highest…

Moving On and Moving In

Moving On and Moving In

Sweat dripped into my eyes as I bent down to open yet another box. I sighed. Why was this move more difficult than the others, I wondered. Maybe it was the heat – we were in the hottest part of…

Celebrating Success!

Celebrating Success!

The hot March afternoon sun beat down on the canopy, and we sweltered in the smoky air. The big fans set along the perimeter of the seating area helped. The air was record-breaking dirty, with smoke from the slash and…

Updates and Moving Dates

Updates and Moving Dates

Some days make all the trials fade to nothing.  Some days are worth it all. Like Sundays when we have baptism. We had that joy recently. Moses came to us later and older than most of the others. He was…

Gearing Up for Challenges Ahead

Gearing Up for Challenges Ahead

I shoved the last book into the bookcase with a sigh of satisfaction. Empty boxes and packing paper still littered the tiny living room, and my muscles ached with the unaccustomed workout, but the latest load of stuff was delivered…

Paul's Nov/Dec Prayer Letter and Extra Pics

Paul’s Nov/Dec Prayer Letter and Extra Pics

Happy New Year! It’s been a while since I was able to sit down and write a prayer letter. My computer crashed, which was a catastrophe in many ways. I had to leave all my books behind when I came…

Friends from Near and Far Away

Friends from Near and Far Away

The boy’s brown eyes lit up and a smile broke across his grubby face. The stuffed toys we brought were unceremoniously dumped on the tile floor of the church building for the kids to see and choose.  He stood still…