Welcome

God has used family, friends, and an exploratory trip to confirm that our next adventure will be in Burundi. And so it begins again- learning a new language (French with a side of Kirundi), simplifying our home, and walking the kids through yet another transition....
Six months today

Six months today

We landed in Burundi six months ago today on January 18. In that time we have celebrated 5 of our 6 birthdays (maybe Hannah’s doesn’t count because it was on Jan 17 in the air and she received no party or presents…we still need to redo that one I...
Living out of Thankfulness

Living out of Thankfulness

I have just finished Ann Voscamp’s book A Thousand Gifts.  Shelli Kratzer gave it to me when they came to visit (thanks, friend!).  I knew it was a popular book (a New York Times Bestseller), I knew it was about gratitude, and I knew I should read it…but...

Neighbors Near and From Afar

The Summer the Archers Came to Town Last month we enjoyed a long visit by the Archers, our next door neighbors in Michigan. This was their first visit to Africa and it was fun to show them some of our world. We spent most of the days in Bujumbura but did take them on...