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Little by little grow the bananas. (Congolese proverb)

  Five years ago when we were looking for a house to rent in Bujumbura, one of the things I had truly hoped for was a yard with at least one or two fruit trees.  Fortunately for us, the rental … Continue reading

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Behold The Graduates!

Yesterday was another HAU graduation.  Four hundred and sixty-five graduates with B.A.’s, Master’s, medical degrees or licensure of one sort and another.  A day of pomp and circumstance, formality and ediquette, crowds and colors all flowing over into deep joy … Continue reading

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Snipets

Realizing I haven’t posted anything on this blog for nearly two months causes me to want to share some of the highlights of the past while. We are so thankful to have the privilege of living in this beautiful country, … Continue reading

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Rejoicing and Giving Thanks

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever, to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever.” (Ps 136:1,3) For the Trinity team of nine who came for a week,             We are … Continue reading

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Learning To Eat My Words

Sometimes eating our words can be a pleasant experience.  But that’s not the kind of “eating” I’m thinking of here.  Perhaps a more fitting title would be:  “Things I thought I could never do but I was proved wrong and … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up Another Semester

Catching up, making up, wrapping up—these are some of the words I think of as I think over the past semester for me here at HAU.  This is my fifth year of teaching English here and my fifth time to … Continue reading

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A Hike Up Mt. Heha

Most Saturdays are quiet “at home” days for us, to catch up on undone work of the week or plan for the next week’s classes. Recently, a friend of ours organized a Saturday hike to the highest mountain in Burundi, … Continue reading

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Oh Happy Day!

This past Friday over 500 students from Hope Africa University received their diplomas! Seventy-nine of the graduates were from the School of Medicine! It was a proud day for them, their families and for all who have given to their … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Like a revolving door, I hear these words on many fronts in my life as we find ourselves traveling back and forth between Burundi and the U.S.  Each location has meaningful relationships, ongoing commitments and purposeful work.  It’s a privilege … Continue reading

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Green Gems–the Edible Kind

  Look, in the tree, they are here—those green gems called avocadoes! We have an avocado tree growing in our yard but in nearly four years we’ve never seen an avocado. Apparently it can take from five to thirteen years … Continue reading

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