Assistive Technology Catalyst Project
with IDEAS and BethanyKids

Facilitating wheelchair services through faith-based hospitals in low-resource countries.

It’s been a little while since I was able to sit down and write about the new journey Karen and I are on. It’s been quite a summer with close to 5000 miles driven. We made two trips between Longview Texas and Didsbury Alberta Canada.

On the first trip we traveled around the US meeting with people who had partnered with us and we had the chance to present the opportunity to others to join the AT Catalyst team. The second trip involved a one-way flight from Calgary to Longview Texas then a long drive piloting a U-Haul truck with a car hauler on behind between Longview and Didsbury. This wouldn't have been possible without the help of many people who support us.

Serendipity and loving-kindness

There’s a wonderful Hebrew word, "hesed," that is used to describe our Father God. It’s often translated loving-kindness, or steadfast love, but there is really no word like it in English. It’s the serendipitous details that gleam with loving-kindness when life is complicated or discouraging.

Webster’s dictionary defines serendipity as, “valuable or agreeable things not sought for.”

This has been an interesting few weeks. 

I came home from Kenya to no home . . . or rather to realize that my home is where my hubby is.

We sold our house just before I left (praise God!), and the closing date was while I was gone. We were packing the house while I was packing for Kenya. Phil nobly finished packing and moving out with the help of the great people at our church.

Many thanks to Terri and Charley and all the rest at Kilgore Bible Church!!  And to Harriet Clark who opened the door for us to stay in her guest house and swim in her pool.