Written by Tina

May 28, 2015

This week I  have been struck with the realization, once again, that I love and live with an amazing man!  I don’t want to be all braggy, but I do want to let you know what I see every day here in Nigeria.

I see a man who has stepped out of the world that he has known – business management in America.  I see him, showing people how to fix something, or training them how to figure it out.  I see him casting vision to leaders in what our organization needs to do and work toward to be a sustainable entity.  I see him researching ways to do things better.  I see him learning about solar and wind energy and generators and things he hasn’t been exposed to much so that he can help and teach others how to deal with these things.  I also see him compassionately talking to a little child at the clinic.  I see him preaching a wonderful message on parenting children and raising them to be Godly people.  I see him talking each week to his parents and our children, being wise, funny, and loving.  I appreciate and love him even more each day and marvel at how God is using him and changing him.

Don’t get me wrong, Dan has always been smart, funny, and adorable.  I just see this now every day as we work together on some items, and separately on others.  I see his willingness to learn, make mistakes, admit those mistakes, and laugh.

One of the concerns that we had in this Nigerian adventure is that I would be tired of being around Dan all the time.  I am the type of person who does much better with some alone time every day and I really have been known in the past to need this.  This has not a problem here in Nigeria.  I enjoy every minute we get to spend together and love and appreciate him for this willingness to put his whole being out there to be used of the Lord.

I have no point for today other than do you know what it feels like to be sold out.  I feel like I see it everyday in Dan.


  1. Kim Raycraft

    I love following this journey! Indeed you have much to love in this Godly man. God bless as you continue to inspire couples to stay married and work at it. Love from Canada.

  2. Leon & Lori Wald

    What a wonderful tribute to Dan! We see both of you in that light working together. Our love and prayers are with you every day. May God’s angels surround you.

    • Tina

      Thank you so much, Leon and Lori, We can’t do what we do without your support in praying and financially. Thank you!


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