Well, Nov. 15th was my anniversary of the beginning of my overseas service….12 years of being a reinforcement officer. Actually, technically, SA officially, 5 ½ as a reinforcement officer and 6½ as a Caribbean officer (I “became” a Caribbean officer when I married Felix, who, although he’s from Nigeria, is considered a Caribbean officer since he went to training from Antigua.). And all these blessings from saying, “Yes I am willing to be considered for an overseas position.” I thought one term, maybe two and here I’ve finished 4! Hardly seems possible; married with a cute, 1st grader, speaking and working in a foreign language, reading (and understanding) French (can’t speak French…but do well in Creole), helping to run a program that provides quality medical care to 150 people a day plus nearly 500 patients receiving ARV therapy. God certainly had a bigger vision for my life than I did. To God be the Glory!
Matthew with three boys from Bethany Childrens Home and Jonathon, SA volunteer from France. He’s trying to help us with our French but I can’t seem to get beyond the French pronounciation of “R”! It cracks me up!
Some of the girls and one of the staff at The Sunshine Home in Antigua where I started my overseas service in ’95. This was taken on our visit Sept. 2006
Three of “my girls” that I was able to make contact with during our ’06 visit. All working and taking care of their families.