Author Archives: Amy

About Amy

I'm Amy, a missionary wife and homeschooling mother of five children, blogging about our lives and perspectives on culture in South Africa.

An Open Letter to the Missionary (Woman) Quitter

When criminals entered our home last December 2nd and attacked our family, our lives changed completely. The obvious, immediate question after the crisis was, “Do we quit being missionaries?” It was an excruciating question to work through, partially because it … Continue reading

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Now We’re the Perfect Family!

I thought after seven weeks of being a seven-member family (the perfect number!), I probably should include our newest little on the family blog. Cameron Lee Meyers was born August 12, 8 lbs. 6 oz., and a kinda short length … Continue reading

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On the Subject of Cheese, Triage, and Blogging

View image | A while ago, Seth’s best friend gifted him with a stack of old issues of Credenda Agenda, a magazine put out by Doug Wilson and friends (and family). What a nice gift. We’re still working our … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Return

Seth wrote this letter yesterday about the recent “goings-on.” Thank you for your prayers. UNPLANNED “FURLOUGH” Though unlooked for, we are nevertheless compelled to return again to the US as you may have already heard. A few weeks ago, I … Continue reading

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Little Miracles for the Meyers

It’s time for some good news from the Meyers family! Our little Meyers Miracle Number Five will be arriving mid-August. I don’t use the word miracle lightly. I consider three of our five children to be miracle babies. Indeed, every … Continue reading

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A Bad Break for a Good Boy

After months of change, I had hoped that we could settle into a more usual routine in March, including blogging. Last Monday on March 2, we began our first day of homeschooling for the year. (We usually start our new … Continue reading

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BMW Blog Hop

I’m participating in a “blog hop” of BMWs–Baptist Missionary Women, hosted by the blog for which I contribute my Missional Monday’s musings. We’re writing five fun or interesting facts about ourselves, and if you follow the links at the end … Continue reading

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Our Decision: For Now

Long time no write. Thank you for your patience and kindness, which so many people have shown to us in the last few months. Two supporting churches raised the funds to fly our family home to visit America from December … Continue reading

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Grace at Night

One week ago our family went through a harrowing, life-changing experience. This is how my husband described last Tuesday evening in a prayer update: Last night at about 9:45 pm at our house, Caleb announced to Amy and I as … Continue reading

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Saved by the Mud

I mentioned that rainy season was about to begin here, and last Sunday that was proven correct in classic style. It was raining hard for the second day in a row with a chilly wind. Rainy days are always low … Continue reading

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