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 […]

Whirlwind Stirs Renewed Growth Dr. Jim Blessman June 2021 Bethany Kester, Program Coordinator at our U.S. location, and her husband Jack and my wife Beth and I arrived in South Africa on May 17. Dustin also recently returned here after two weeks in the U.S. It has been a whirlwind of activity for us since […]

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 […]

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