PRESIDENT’S BLOG

We have some exciting news regarding our nutritional program in South Africa. For the last seven years, in partnership with Meals from the Heartland and Convoy of Hope and many generous donors, we have been providing food security for 7,500 children in South Africa. Our vision in the early days was to provide food security, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]