Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Canadian Adventure Begins!

We arrived safe and sound in Canada on Tuesday afternoon and enjoyed a wonderful reunion with our friends Don and Joy Hepburn, who graciously welcomed our dog Bree into their home. The Hepburns took great care of us as we shared an early night and a very early morning together.

On Wednesday, Erica and I traveled to the Canadian Baptist Ministries office in Mississauga to share at the weekly chapel and reconnect with our colleagues there. We felt very affirmed as Terry Smith led a time of farewell for us. We then spent the rest of the day debriefing and saying good-bye to many of our friends. 

Meanwhile, the Hepburns treated Ava to an adventure on the Go-Train. They put on their walking shoes and headed downtown to visit Ripley's Aquarium and explore the city. Ava had a great time. 

Bree is bonding well with Don and Joy's dog Bailey (aka Taco!). After the trauma on the international flight, Bree is sleeping very well and cuddling with us at night. 

Joy and Ava exploring Downtown Toronto

We will be traveling to Nova Scotia on Saturday, where we are looking forward to connecting with friends at the Bridgewater Baptist Church and settling into our new home.

We are looking forward to connecting with partners in mission from across Atlantic Canada later in June. On June 22nd we will be at the Hillside Baptist Church in Moncton, New Brunswick, where there will be a farewell supper from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. And on Sunday, June 23rd, we will be at the New Minas Baptist Church, Nova Scotia, for a farewell coffee and dessert gathering.

If you would be interested in attending either of these events, you can learn more and register here.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Graduation Day!

Celebrating Emma!

On Wednesday, May 29th, our Emma graduated from Rosslyn Academy with highest honours. Moving to Nairobi in Emma's kindergarten year, our family has been blessed to enter into the Rosslyn community. In so many ways, the school campus has become a second home where we have watched Emma grow and mature into such an incredible young woman. We will deeply miss friends and families that have become such an important part of our lives.

Over the years, Emma has built strong relationships with her classmates and theatre friends. We will long treasure the memories of camping trips, treehouse getaways, backyard campfires, game nights, and sleepovers that have become such a wonderful part of life with Emma and her friends.

We are also thankful for the teachers and friends who have invested so much in our children. Here are just a few pictures from a great day!

Emma and Isaiah
Celebrating with our friends the Enns family!
Congratulations Class of 2019!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Our final CBM Update Video

CBM Africa Update Video May 2019.

We are happy to share this our last update video from Kenya. We want to thank you all for your faithful prayers and support for our family and the ministry of Canadian Baptists.

In this five-minute update, we share two things that encourage us about the future of CBM's work in Africa. And of course, like any classic missionary presentation, we include a stunning sunset!

Thank you all so much for partnering with us. If you would like to learn more about the work of Canadian Baptist Ministries in Africa and around the world, please visit our website at