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I am currently enjoying the beautiful spring weather in Iowa as we put the final touches on our annual gala which will be a hybrid live and virtual event.  Those of you who have not yet viewed it please go to YouTube: Blessman International 9th Annual Gala and watch it. It is such a joy […]

I am so happy to be back home in Africa again.  I had forgotten just how much I love serving here.  I so appreciate the wonderful people, the African terrain, and the weather.  Unfortunately, Beth was unable to join me this time, but despite that I feel so happy and at peace to be back. […]

  The older I get, the faster time seems to fly by.  It seems like only yesterday that I was sitting at my computer writing last month’s blog. We have all been praying that this pandemic would soon be coming under control; I frequently check the dashboard for COVID-19 in Iowa and South Africa.  I […]

It is a bittersweet time for all of us at Blessman International.  On one hand, we have had one of our best years to date, despite the pandemic.  Our staff has grown as we added two new interns from the National College of South Africa. We are also adding Dr. Ray Struthers from Iowa to […]

It feels good to see 2020 fading into our rearview mirror. All of us know someone who had the COVID-19 virus and a few of us lost good friends or loved ones.  It has been especially difficult for some of the impoverished children in Africa that we serve.  Fortunately, the actual number of people infected […]

I pray that all of you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward with anticipation to the Christmas holidays.  I am not a big fan of winter, but Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday because it reminds me of the great blessing of my family.  No gifts just great food, family and a […]

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