Author Archives: Andrew

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    Half A Year

    Posted on July 15, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    The first half of the year has been hard. We have faced a number of big challenges in the ministry lately, but the hardest part has just been the demand on my time. I have felt like one person doing the work of ten. New leadership was taking over one of our orphanages. The Bible […]

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    Defender

    Posted on March 16, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    Buying a car in Kenya is no small commitment. It can take months to find the right vehicle. People here are notorious for forgoing maintenance and even more known for covering up the abuse with temporary fixes. Then there is the price. The import taxes can increase the cost of a vehicle by 50% to […]

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    Esther

    Posted on January 31, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    When I first met Esther, she was one the happiest girls in the orphanage. She loved to jump rope and play games. I always looked forward to seeing her smile. She was a normal, happy, healthy child. But there was something inside her that couldn’t be seen with the eye. Esther is HIV positive. For […]

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    Thanksgiving 2013

    Posted on December 4, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Holidays are an interesting time for many missionaries. As I lay in bed having just read a blog by another missionary who is “shattered” this Thanksgiving missing family, it is all so real that many struggle this time of year. For Abby and I we are thankful to fall on the other end of the […]

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    Gripping my Green Thumb

    Posted on September 9, 2013 by in By Abby

    I am surrounded by family that loves to garden and plant! My father-in-law is an awesome gardener; if you know anything about him you know that! You name it, he’s got it! My mom too, she loves plants! When I was younger she had a vegetable garden, but now she is more into plants and […]

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  • An “Average” Day

    Posted on September 8, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    People always asked me while we were in the States, “What does an average day look like?” Here is yesterday: Woke up, did my quiet time, checked the rat poison, got ready for my day, and helped Abby with Adalyn. Then I met with a potential employee before heading over to the church offices. At […]

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    Living Water

    Posted on August 31, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    In the book of John there is a popular account of a conversation between Jesus and a Samaritan woman at a well. In it Jesus makes introduces himself as the one who provides living water, water that can quench ones thirst forever. Last week I was given a new perspective on water. You see, growing […]

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    Running

    Posted on June 10, 2013 by in By Andrew

    As Abby and I made our final preparations to return to Kenya, we planned on a nice easy transition back into our life in Nanyuki and the ministry. We would use the first week catching up with people and move our things into our new house. Then I would have time to see how different […]

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    We’re back!!

    Posted on May 20, 2013 by in By Abby

    Well, its been a while since we have written a blog post. But we are excited to say that we are back in Kenya, where our home and ministry are! We left Miami, Florida at 5:30pm last Wednesday evening. We arrived in Nairobi somewhere in the late hours of Thursday night, and got to the […]

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    Home

    Posted on January 30, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Abby and I have been home for a couple months now. We have had so many things on our mind that the blog and updates have fallen to the wayside, so let me catch you all up to date. Transitioning back to life in America was not necessarily difficult but it did have its comical […]

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