Monday, July 27, 2009


Some more random thoughts on returning to the US, after nearly eight years in Zimbabwe...
  • “Re-entry” is easy because SO MUCH IS AVAILABLE (gas, electricity, water, groceries, ATM’s,…)

  • "Re-entry” is tough because SO MUCH IS AVAILABLE! How do we reconcile the differences?

  • What do we do to keep the very poorest of the world in “high priority” in our day to day existence?

  • And yet, how do we help the very poorest right here in our own country?

Giving a free handout to all who ask is not right, and yet doing nothing is not right either. “Easy Answers” certainly don’t come to me; I don’t envy those in government who are trying to make rational and good decisions. They certainly need our prayers and support, and our involvement..

It is easier to be involved in a large HIV/AIDS program at St. Theresa Hospital and see the results from month to month than it is to try to be involved in helping the homeless or the out of work in the USA.

And yet, someway we MUST be involved!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Recent Memories

Having just returned home, we wanted to share with you some of our recent memories from Zimbabwe…

Farewell parties.
Kind words.
Lots of hugs.
Many tears.
Sad to leave, but happy to be returning to family and friends.
Remember all the very good friends we have there.
Hope to return for short-term visits.
Worry about the political future of the country (PRAY).
Vow to continue to help raise money for the hospital.
Promise to “remain in touch” by frequent emails.