Tests, tests and more tests!

A glimpse into Phil’s world: Nose in the books!  That’s been Phil’s mantra for the last 6 months or so, and it doesn’t appear to be lightening up anytime soon.  After receiving his Inspection Authorization last December in the States, he … Continue reading

Treasuring the moments

Luke 2:19 “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” This is exactly where we are at this Christmas! A time of treasuring up the moments we have had this year, cherishing the people we’ve … Continue reading

Just the Beginning

A highlight of our time in the U.S. has been our three older boys getting their driver’s licenses. All the anticipation, preparation, instruction; all the practicing, learning, and testing – they did it! And yet, they are only just beginning … Continue reading

Celebrating 3 years in Kenya!

Three years! July 9 marked the day we left U.S. soil 3 years ago for Nairobi, Kenya. At the time we didn’t know how we would fit into the AIM AIR family of missionaries or what to expect. We just … Continue reading

Leaving Well – Home Assignment 2018

It’s time for our first Home Assignment! (Furlough) Our thoughts have been quite reflective as we think about the last 3 years. Two recent experiences stick out. 1. The other day I (EJ) was driving (which is still stressful, but … Continue reading

Airplanes, leadership and college choices

The past year gave Phil and the AIM AIR maintenance crew plenty of experience with engine changes – 7 of them to be exact! As part of being Assistant Quality Manager for the maintenance department, Phil recently completed a week … Continue reading

Card’s Journey

One day, Ms. Missionary Supporter was sorting through her mail.  With a gasp of pleasure, she excitedly opened a card from a missionary family that she and her family support in Kenya.  Inside she read a brief note of thanks, … Continue reading

Ping Pong, Popcorn and Pastors

“And the winners of the Mixed Doubles Table Tennis Tournament are Jackson and EJ!” A simple ping pong ball and paddle (here they call them “bats”), a handful of enthusiastic church folks, and a table – means fellowship, exercise, and … Continue reading

Going There and Back Again

Going There… In July we passed our two year mark as missionaries in Kenya!  What a milestone as we look back on all that we’ve become accustomed to and learned along the way. With college right around the corner for … Continue reading

Small Moments Add Up

Exhaust fumes billowed around me as the bus rumbled by. Choke! Gag! A slight breeze kicked up dust from the road as Matthew and I walked down the street. I glanced up at the bright sky. I’m in Africa – … Continue reading