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The Many Jobs of a Missionary ~ Exterminator, The Slithery Kind

Oh, the enmity between the slippery serpent and humans since the beginning of time. When you think of rural missionary work, snakes and critters definitely make up part of the picture. We’ve killed our share of snakes around here. I’d … Continue reading

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The Many Jobs of a Missionary ~ Exterminator, Crawly Creepies

I thought enough time had passed since I creeped everyone out with a few critter stories, so I thought I’d have a laugh sending some more shivers up your spines. Spiders You’ve never seen spiders like these. As big as … Continue reading

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Border-Hopping with the Boers

“Don’t let your kids walk alone down to the river behind the house. There might be crocodiles.” I laughed inwardly at how strange it was to hear such a statement. It reminded me of South Africa’s incredible diversity. Cities host … Continue reading

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Moth-Mixing with the Maori

After taking last week off of homeschooling, we picked right back up with our studies on Monday. We started late a few days since I was handling everything myself for a few days. Seth left for Zimbabwe Monday morning and … Continue reading

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Of Burglaries and Bumblebees

While we were sleeping Sunday night, some teens broke into our house and stole our phones and a laptop computer. We are thankful they didn’t steal more and that no one was hurt, but we do miss those things. My … Continue reading

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The Many Jobs of a Missionary ~ Exterminator, Creepy Crawlies

Do you remember that old nursery rhyme? Girls are made of sugar and spice And everything nice, And boys are made of snakes and snails And puppy dog tails. Or something like that. Well, sometimes I think that’s how missionaries … Continue reading

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Adventures with a Baobab

This tree was so neat. One side almost had steps you could walk up; and the other side hung down very low, almost touching the ground.

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