Our extended-stay student visas and residency permits were approved today. Shortly after arriving in France we had to send our paperwork and permit information to the local immigration office via registered mail and await an appointment at Grenoble (about and hour away). Weeks ago we marched down to the post office and mailed our packet Read more
Wow! The last few weeks and months in the states were a whirlwind of activity. We visited family, friends and supporters. We attended conferences, training workshops, and seminars. We packed, sorted, stored or disposed of our possessions. Now that the goodbyes and final details are behind us, we have arrived safely in France with all Read more
For three days in August our yard was transformed into a huge yard sale with all the proceeds going towards our move to Togo to work at the Hospital of Hope. Most of the items were donated by our partners in ministry and members of local churches that support our ministry. In the end, over Read more
The MedSend Board has approved Melissa’s application for an educational loan repayment grant. Her grant now enters the second stage of the process during which MedSend will raise the funds needed to make our monthly medical school student loan payments for your first grant term (up to 4 years). MedSend is an organization that enables healthcare professionals to serve Read more
It’s official… We’re praising God tonight that the $5.5 million needed to finish building the Wendell Kempton Medical and Ministry Center in Mango, Togo, has officially been raised! God has provided through the faithfulness of his people all the funds needed.
Nogbebji was an enterprising orphan who taught himself to read and write, and speak French. His uncle couldn’t afford to send him to school but taught him to sew in hopes Nogbebji could make a living for himself. After years of running a successful business, however, he felt like something was missing. One day while Read more
Recently we found out that we have a couple of new church partners… Sunrise Valley Baptist Church of San Jose, Califorinia Ethan had a great time sharing at their missions conference in October. It was a real joy to see this church’s interest and involvement in missions. Jason and Kathy Laird were also a part of Read more
One question we get a lot is “When are you leaving?” Our typical response has been “When we get all the funds raised and the assignments completed that our mission agency has outlined for us”. While it is true that we need to be fully supported and complete some additional training before leaving, we now Read more
We are currently in language school in Albertville, France.
Construction on the Hospital of Hope in Mango, Togo, West Africa continues.
We are excited about our role in the hospital ministry and look forward to its completion in late 2014.