PRESIDENT’S BLOG

JUNE 2018 – SUMMER 2018 UPDATE

Beth and I are having an extended stay in the USA to deal with some medical issues. Soon after we arrived from South Africa, Beth fell down our basement stairs sustaining a concussion and fracture of the 7th vertebrae in her neck. Just this week her neurosurgeon released her to drive and stop wearing the […]

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APRIL 2018 – MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT PHONE CALLS

Our personal lives have recently been interrupted by some significant medical issues. Over the years as a practicing physician I am used to getting calls at all hours of the day and night. When the phone rings in the middle of the night, it is rarely good news. The other night I was awakened by […]

PRESIDENT’S BLOG- SEPTEMBER 2017 UPDATE

Beth and I have been back in South Africa for one month now. It is spring of the year and all things are like new. Many of our animals have new babies and even our Pastor Jonathan and his wife have a new baby girl. The rains have not started yet, so the grass is […]

FEED TODAY – FOOD FOR TOMORROW

Beth and I have been back in the States for just a week now and I am overwhelmed by the support Americans, and especially Iowans, have for the work we are doing in South Africa. Statistics still show that 15% of our children in South Africa are malnourished. This often causes their growth to be […]

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT AFRICA

As we are preparing to leave this beautiful land again, I am pausing to reflect why I am still here after 12 years and just what I love about living and serving in Africa. The why is pretty simple. It is a “calling” from God, and I am just being obedient to His calling. I […]

TEAM – UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN INTERNS

It is winter here in South Africa and our first team for this season from the University of Northwestern, in St. Paul, MN, is just completing their work with us. James Smith, an IT professor with the college, is leading this team of 9 people. In addition, we have had a global health professor, from […]