Monday, April 30, 2012


The girls love helping with the ministry and today was Abby's turn to help with the transporting of patients.  It was also the first day Kyle was able to use the stretcher he's been working on.  It fits in the back of our car, has a detachable foot board and a metal frame with wheels fits on the bottom.  Should be an incredible help!

Saturday, April 21, 2012


This week was a reality check . . . difficult, humbling . . . . but, bringing joy in the end.

We admitted a very sick young lady.  Very sick- with only a 6 year old to care for her at home.

We brought her in, fed her, got her cleaned up and in warm clothes, tucked into a comfy bed and got wounds cleaned and bandaged.

What was my thanks?  She rolls her eyes at me and turns her head away every time I try to speak to her.  She does the same to Kyle. (A dear Zulu friend confirmed my suspicions and said it was because of the color of my skin)


It was such a huge let down that I couldn't shake the feeling the whole week.  I guess I was mad, frustrated that for some reason she didn't like me!  How dare she not appreciate the care we are giving.  What a waste of my time!
But, very quickly a few Bible verses came to mind . . . .    I Corinthians 15:58 "Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain."   When my work is done for the Lord, it is not in vain, even if she doesn't like me.  We still have the opportunity to show her the love of Christ through our actions.

May God work in her life through our compassionate actions.  May it truly change her life even if she doesn't let me way a word!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


A typical day . . . well nothing is really typical, but this one is close :)

Up a little before 6am to exercise and spend some time in the Word.
Get the kids started with school at 7:30
Off to the grocery store with Natalie at 7:45 (Kyle is at home)
I get home, pick back up with the schooling and Kyle heads out to pick up a patient about 8:45
Kyle comes back at 10:30, I head into the Care Home at 11 to do the admission and check in with the other patients
Back to the house, then Kyle goes into the Care Home to do Bible study and chat with the new patient (and pick up some donations)- I fix lunch, keep school moving forward and sew some sheets for the Care Home

About 4:30pm, things slow down a bit :)  Soup is simmering on the stove, the girls are outside playing and Kyle is catching up on emails.

Mondays and Wednesdays get a bit crazy with running the girls back and forth to rhythmic gymnastics and Bible study at our home in the evening.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


25 boxes of food stacked in our garage!  Food that can be used at the Care Home, given to patients when they leave and handed out as need arises.  What a blessing.  It was provided through a ministry in Durban, South Africa.

Now . . . . we just have to figure out what all of it is . . . . the packaging is in a different language :)