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An overview if you’re new here…from 2011 to 2017 we focused on our ministry and adventures with Mission Aviation Fellowship.


Our first post: a timeline that remained fairly accurate through the end.

This post gives a peek into our lives as Alaskans and our chickens.  It’s also the reason that one search topic by which people find our blog is “beheading a chicken.”

Amelia joined us!

A few important landmarks in our journey to Africa.

We had a benefit concert and met with a few other MAF families.


The first in a series about our epic, 7800 mile, five week road trip.

A house for us in Kinshasa!

Our travels to get from Seattle to Kinshasa.  Followed by pictures.

A post by Matthew about his work here.

How does one contact us in the DRC?

Want to come visit?  Here’s how!

Our workers are a big part of our life.

Our first experience with larvae under our skin.

Lisa got a mosquito-borne illness and it was not cool.

We went to Kenya for the MAF all Africa family conference.

The electric company showed up with bolt cutters and guns.

We have a family farm.

We took a trip to the jungle – a four-part series.


Taste from afar the Congolese diet.

A look at the occupations of Kinshasa.

We went to a Congolese wedding!

Our first year was up – what’s next?!

We had to say goodbye – at least for now.

Some tiny news – but it’s a really big deal!

The first of a series on our 102 day road trip across the country – over 15,000 miles!

Axel joined us!


We have arrived in Albertville – our home for language school for a year!


We arrived in Kinshasa – July 14, 2015.

We have to move…still within Kinshasa.

We spent Christmas in the village!


Piper joined us!  And her birth story is a must-read!

Our home in Kinshasa, a photo tour.


We announce a big change in our ministry with MAF.

On saying goodbye to our time with MAF.

Matthew’s next adventure.

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