Thursday, December 29, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
As amazing as it is serving with a ministry like MAF where we can help people get from A to B safely and quickly, it is was equally amazing to travel with Helimission into a village with absolutely zero contact with the outside world. These guys didn't even know when we were arriving. There's no airstrip, no traffic control tower, nothing. The helicopter can land in any open landscape, and that's just what they do. They go where MAF can't.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Sunday, September 4, 2016
When you live in an isolated village with little to no healthcare, you're at the mercy of your own medicinal concoctions, the local witch doctor, or ministries like MAF who can deliver doctors and vaccines to you.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
With the temperatures warming up, and the cool breeze dying down, we are returning to our favorite spot---our deck surrounded by lots of lush greenery and flowers! We can smell the jasmine blooming across our back security wall as we lounge on the deck.
We do not take these moments of quiet for granted. The day to day of our lives in Madagascar presents itself with many surprises, inconveniences, even disappointments. Simple things that sound trivial, like water cuts, power-outages, the grocery store being out of any number of products, bank line-ups, traffic where I don't get out of first gear... these things mount up with others that become one big blaring annoyance.
Rob and I sometimes hear ourselves wishing for big box stores like Costco, Home Depot, and even Superstore and Walmart. Or at least 2-day shipping from Amazon. To drive down the road and see nicely manicured city space.... to drive down any road with lines and traffic that actually "goes". :)
ok.... so we capture photos like this and focus on the wonderful slow-paced moments life does give us from time to time.