My new home, by Alvina Federwitz

My housing situation has been a bittersweet experience.  Renovating a building in Liberia is a huge job as very few tradesmen—carpenters, plumbers, electricians, window/screen makers, etc.—know their job well and are what is called here, “let me try” workers. ...

We wish we had known! by Kory and Cara Fay

REGULAR TIMES OF DEBRIEF ARE KEY TO PROCESSING CHANGE IN A HEALTHY WAY. You need to have people on the field of whom you can ask questions and from whom you can get answers on a regular basis.  You need to set aside times to talk through your experiences, especially...

We wish we had known! by Kory and Cara Fay

LARIAM IS A DRUG WITH POTENTIALLY SEVERE, LONG-LASTING SIDE-EFFECTS. I believe that all things happen for a reason and that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him. So I know that while we’ve had some tough moments in the last 6 months, God...

We wish we had known! by Kory and Cara Fay

IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO LEARN TO DRIVE A STICK-SHIFT IN A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY! This may sound simple and obvious enough.  You have to drive stick in most foreign nations, so learn it beforehand.  For the generation before us, this was quite a bit easier since most...

We wish we had known! by Kory and Cara Fay

The next 5 weeks will be dedicated to a series of blog posts by Kory and Cara Fay, who served briefly in Cameroon.  Kory is now assisting with member care and the recruitment and pre-field process at the LBT Service Center in Aurora, Illinois.  Here, the Fays will...

Scenes from missionary Christmas celebrations

This week, we’ll be seeing a few scenes from the Pluger family (serving in Zambia) and the Rudowske family (Botswana).   Janine and Chris Pluger having Advent devotional time   Chris and Sean Pluger begin working on their Christmas Train   Sean plays...