Making Bricks

Making Bricks

Making bricks by hand... for an oven.

Hotel in Manaus Brazil

Hotel in Manaus Brazil

Our hotel in Manaus Brazil. God helped us to find a hotel that took a visa card.

A full plane load

A full plane load

The airplane in preparation to come back. Note all the blue gas cans in the back. The biggest one is covered in the back. The board with the two gold looking things are fuel pumps. As we flew we pumped fuel out of the cans so we wouldn’t have to stop in Brazil again. We made the whole trip in 9hrs 50 minutes. I could hardly walk when I got to Guyana.

Fixing the plane

Fixing the plane

James, taking out over 200 screws...

DIIC Video

James produced an awesome little 20 minute video about Davis Indian Industrial College (DIIC) and their work & ministry there in Guyana. It briefly talks about the history of the school, then shows the campus, the farm, interviews of several of the volunteers, photos of the school and more.

Download it here (Special thanks to Walla Walla University and Rob Frohne for providing the bandwidth for this!) Or, View it on Google Video

Kostia - Introductory Letter

Dear Friends and Family,

We have exciting news! Our family is looking forward to having a new child stay with us for the summer! For six weeks this July and August, we will be hosting a child from the Chernobyl area of Belarus, of the former Soviet Union. These children are being sponsored through a nonprofit group called Children of Chernobyl, Walla Walla. The six weeks they spend in our care will help recover their health from dangerous radiation exposure. Here’s a quick history of the situation:

An accident occurred in April, 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Facility in the Ukraine, of the former Soviet Union. Fifty million curie of radioactive isotopes were delivered into

Kostia and his mom

Kostia and his mom

Here's Kostia with his mom.

Kostia

Kostia

Here's our first picture of Kostia.

Kostia - Child of Chernobyl

This summer, we have the exciting mission adventure of having a Belarusian child coming over to stay with us. This is being sponsored by Global Family Alliance and Child of Chernobyl, Walla Walla.

Several months ago, we heard about the opportunity and started seriously thinking about doing it. We prayed about it a lot.

Eventually it came right down to the wire of deciding which child we were going to have. There were several choices including

Relaxing on an island

Relaxing on an island
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