Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Let me introduce you to my new friend: the automatic voltage regulator. When we bought our appliances, the merchant told us that we would need a stabilizer. Thinking that he meant a converter to go from 220v to 110v, we said that we had those. Besides, the new appliances were 220v. We have lived in 3 African countries over the past 13 years and had never before heard of said voltage regulator. But when warned that we would ruin our appliances if we did not purchase, and knowing there is always something new to be learned, we complied.
This gadget is a lifesaver. It takes electricity that is supposed to be 220v and regulates it to that voltage. As you can see from the photo, the current coming in was only 180v, but the regulator converted it to the required 220v. Only minutes before the input had fluctuated between 135 and 170. At these levels many appliances will not work, though plugged in to the correct outlets. We have lived where you had to have surge protectors because the power comes in over 220v and burns out devices, but I guess we have never lived where the power does not come in strong enough. Well, now we do!
Problems solved for my microwave, crock pot, and gas clothes dryer. Life just keeps getting better!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Want to see the difference a few guys with machetes can make in an afternoon? This is the same road to the job site before and after.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

First came the building permit, then came the lead workers from Liberia, and THEN came the rains. Something is wrong with this sequence. But God is good, and we WILL begin building soon.


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers...we both began feeling a bit better yesterday...still very fatigued by the least little thing...but up and about a improving...

Sunday, September 2, 2018

When we were so sick, neither of us wanted to eat, but we both knew that we needed to. I'm not sure why I picked this time to try a new taste treat, but I did. This is what you get when you mix tomato bouillon cubes with macaroni. I was hungry enough that it tasted good. Gaylord was not quite there yet!


I fought the flu, and the flu won! Gaylord and I have both been sick most of the week and hardly able to get out of bed. I started feeling bad first and took a round of malaria meds. They didn't help a bit, so we're guessing flu. Any scratches and bruises are compliments of passing out on the kitchen floor. Prayers appreciated.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Today we ministered at Moriah A/G in Bo with Pastors Prince & Amnatu Reffell.
Several Sunday school classes meeting together in the auditorium. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Welcome 2017

It is hard to believe that we are already in the middle of January. It is said that time waits for no man, and that seems truer the older I get.

The past couple of years seem to have borne recurring themes in my life and ministry. 2015 can best be described as barren. Many days involved just putting one foot in front of the other and trusting that faithfulness and fortitude would sustain me. In contrast, what an amazing year 2016 proved to be. It was full of productive ministry and reflection as well as treasured moments with family and friends in Africa and the USA.

As 2017 looms ahead I find myself expectant. Though I am uncertain of what the new year holds, I anticipate its opportunities to live out God’s purpose in my life and ministry. I pray for wisdom and strength for each task and joy for the journey.

Sunday, January 1, 2017


The new year found us in the USA for The World Mission Summit 4, sponsored by Chi Alpha and AGWM. The event was attended by approximately 6000 college students and missionaries from around the world. The event offered comprehensive and interactive approaches to sharing the needs of missions and included meals with missionaries and exhibits from all regions of the world. The challenge for attendees was to “give a year and pray about a lifetime.” Our prayer is that God would continue to raise up a generation that would help reap the harvest of souls across each continent.




Saturday, December 17, 2016

SoCal Team

A leadership team from the Southern California Network of the Assemblies of God USA, along with Area Director Randy Tarr, came to Liberia to assess our need for strategic partnership in our church planting and clean water initiatives. It was a pleasure to introduce them to our national church leadership team and to share with them some of our current ministry projects. The AGL executives share morning devotions with the group.