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Turning 50
Jun 13, 2009
By: pgrimsland

Well, today I turn 50 years old. It’s hard to get around the mindset of actually being 50. When you’re younger and looking forward, 50 seems so old. As I look back I remember the good and the bad, the time well spent and the time wasted. Now with more than half of my life […]

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Whoa…those shots!
Jun 3, 2009
By: jsmith

Leo nakewenda kliniki = Today I went to the Doctor (Clinic) and got my shots for Africa.  My arm is sore = Mkono mlangu ni kidonda. I received my Yellow Fever, Typhoid and Hepatitis A shots.  Tomorrow I have to get my malaria medicine = Kesho nakwenda pokea dawa da malaria.  Other than the malaria […]

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Tea with Tia
By: ssmith

In the summer of 2008, I began moving forward with plans to visit my friend, Tia Ao, in Mokokchung, Nagaland. Back in May, 2002 Tia and her husband, Chuba Ao, visited with our family here in our New York home. That was Tia’s third visit to the U.S. and our home. Chuba then wrote in precise detail instructions for obtaining […]

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The Joy of Water….
Jun 1, 2009
By: jsmith

In the USA each of us uses about 151 gallons of water per day.  In most East African countries most households use less than 5 gallons of water per day.  It’s a great joy to watch people who have at times walked five miles a day to get their water to  now have water available […]

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Tribute to Charles Mhina
May 25, 2009
By: jsmith

I finally found a picture of Charles, and it is with his wife Martha. Charles Mhina died about 2 1/2 years ago of cerebral malaria.  I have always wanted to do something to let it be known that he was one of the most joyful, helpful, deeply spiritual, great human beings that I have ever had […]

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Globes are Great!
May 21, 2009
By: jsmith

Globes are great.  If you can..go out and get a globe.  It doesn’t have to be a big one.  Even if you get a beach ball with the countries of the world on it get yourself a globe.  Why?  Well, you will be amazed at how your geography skills will increase (Africa is a continent, […]

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School’s Health Report Card
May 16, 2009
By: ssmith

With only five weeks left until the end of the school year I asked Sentila how the children’s health has been this year in comparison to previous years. “Oh, we have had less sickness than last year; the quantity of children getting sick has been much less. Last year the residential school (430 students) suffered […]

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Philippines School Year
May 14, 2009
By: pgrimsland

Hi Everyone, June marks the begining of the school year in the Philippines. In the next few weeks we will be posting pictures of students in need of sponsorship. We would ask that you help send these children to school. $95 will sponsor an elementary child for the year, $125 for a high school student […]

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