Yearly Archives: 2012

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    Life’s not fair.

    Posted on October 17, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    A few Saturdays ago, Adalyn and I took a walk over to see Helen Mbugwa, the dorm mom at our school. It was a beautiful day and I wanted to get outside for a bit. Also, my sister, Rachel, had written a card to one of the boarding students before she left that I needed […]

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    Life’s not fair.

    Posted on October 17, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    A few Saturdays ago, Adalyn and I took a walk over to see Helen Mbugwa, the dorm mom at our school. It was a beautiful day and I wanted to get outside for a bit. Also, my sister, Rachel, had written a card to one of the boarding students before she left that I needed […]

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    Building a Church: Baragoi

    Posted on September 14, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    One of my favorite things that I do is working with our church planters in Northern Kenya. It feels almost like taking a vacation, getting away from the busyness of ministry and actually doing ministry. To me it is all about preaching the gospel to people who may have never heard before.   Pastor Pokisa […]

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    Hakuna Matata (No Worries)

    Posted on September 5, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    Most Americans know a little swahili even if they do not know it. The movie The Lion King is uses a number of swahili words and “hakuna matata” really does mean no worries. Even more surprising though is that Timon and Pumba’s lifestyle of hakuna matata is reasonably biblical, which seems strange considering the duo […]

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    Summer with Rachel

    Posted on September 1, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    This is a blog dedicated to my sister….Rachel.     As many of you know, my younger sister Rachel came to stay with us this summer here in Kenya. We have been planning this for years, since before Andrew and I moved here actually. Back then I didn’t know if it would really happen, but it did, […]

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    Adalyn Grace Lettsome

    Posted on August 29, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    Adalyn Grace Lettsome 7-27-2012 11:02 AM 7 lbs. 1 oz. 20.5 in. As you all probably already know, our beautiful daughter Adalyn was born and she is a month old this week! What an exciting time this has been for us! My (Abby) mom and sister were here in Kenya, which was a tremendous help! […]

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  • Under an SUV: My Thoughts

    Posted on July 16, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    I recently posted a blog about how an SUV fell on top of me while I was under it fixing things. If you do not want to read the whole thing, the forth from the last paragraph explains what a miracle it was that I walked away with only a swollen wrist: “After examining the […]

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    Under an SUV: The Story

    Posted on July 12, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    Not to sound overly dramatic, but I could have died last week (or been seriously injured). I was working under the vehicle adjusting the suspension to make it more stable and changing out brake pads and disks. A slight miscalculation and the entire vehicle dropped off the supports while I was underneath. To save my […]

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    Building an Orphanage part 2: The Details

    Posted on June 29, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    We built a new orphanage in a week and a half, finishing on the day of our absolute deadline. It was a crazy time, but everything worked out in God’s plan and I think we all learned a lot along the way. Next came all the details that we had mostly neglected while rushing to […]

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    Building an Orphanage

    Posted on June 17, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    Building a new orphanage is relatively easy when you have money, but missionaries tend to give all their money away. There is a group that is working on raising funding, but after waiting awhile to see how quickly money could be gathered, it was clear that we needed to do something cheap in the interim […]

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