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Steadfast Hope

September 2021 It is with a happy heart that I can share with you that things are looking and feeling much better every day in South Africa.  The riots, looting and burning that took place in the Durban and Johannesburg a month ago were terrible, but South Africa came together like never before and cleaned and rebuilt.   Blessman International…

August 2021- Waiting with Anticipation.

In June we had a successful mission team with Joshua Christian Academy. It felt so good to be able to host mission teams again. Most of these youth had never even been on an airplane before and their first experience of that was a 9000-mile trip to Africa. They came with good attitudes, worked their tails off, and had a…

July 2021: Summer Brings Renewed Travel! 

July 2021 Summer Brings Renewed Travel!   It brought tears of joy to my eyes as we were able to welcome our first American mission team back to South Africa after a 15-month dry spell! This team was made up of 3 members from Trinity Bible Church in Cedar Falls and 9 representatives from Joshua Christian Academy in Des Moines. …

January 2021 – Reflecting on 2020

  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 with the virus in…

November 2020 – Fall Blessings

  We are right in the middle of my favorite season, autumn.  It has been a blessing to enjoy it in Iowa this year.  I have clocked over 6,500 miles since April.  Central Iowa has some of the best bike trails in the world.  Now with the fall colors in full display, it is even more enjoyable. This season, we…