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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Moving on

Time just keeps marching forward, ready or not! Tonight is my last night at the ER clinic, tomorrow I finish packing up my things and move out Friday. A weekend to figure out where I packed my passport and travel alarm clock, and I leave Tuesday! Looking forward to 10 weeks in Asia. Now, what to bring...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Love Lustres at Calvary

Christ was all anguish that I might be all joy.
cast off that I might be brought in,
trodden down as an enemy
that I might be welcomed as a friend,
surrendered to hell's worst
that I might attain heaven's best,
stripped that I might be clothed,
wounded that I might be healed,
athirst that I might drink,
tormented that I might be comforted,
made a shame that I might inherit glory,
entered darkness that I might have eternal light.
My Saviour wept that all tears might be wiped
from my eyes,
groaned that I might have endless song,
endured all pain that I might have unfading health,
bore a thorny crown that I might have a glory-diadem,
bowed his head that I might uplift mine,
experienced reproach that I might receive welcome,
closed his eyes in death that I might gaze on unclouded brightness,
expired that I might live forever.

Taken from Valley of Vision's 'Love Lustres at Calvary'

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I am officially finished with Spring Semester 2010, having completed my last graduate project 3 days early! Woo! Leaving for Asia in 20 days though, with sooo much to get done.

Friday, May 7, 2010


A very sweet note was waiting for me at work last night. It was full of pictures of Tilly's 8 pudgy babies! Mama and Tidbits are doing great - getting fatter and fatter daily. Thanks for sending them, Mitchell family!

Forewarning: These pictures were taken at 4:30am after 3 hours of surgery prep, c-section, and recovery. Cut Tilly and I some slack, please!

Here's what the note read:

A lapfull of Tidbits just after being born

Tilly saying "What have you gotten me into?" just after waking up from surgery

At home, Mama is content in her role as Cafeteria Lady.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The FW's EPL is re: STM

Here are some common lingo that are used in the missions world:

FW: Fieldworker. The missionary. Aptly named after Matt. 9:37-38 I think.
PL: Prayer letter. Usually monthly to bimonthly.
EPL: Electronic (email) version of said letter.
JD: Job description. What I'm doing out there! Part of my JD will be training CAHW. See below.
Secondment: An agreement between the FW, the mission agency, and the partner agency.
Goer: The person who is the FW.
Sender: The person who supports and prays for the FW, just as vital to the ministry.
LT: Long-term, usually describing a commitment of 3 or more years.
STM: Short-term missions, usually referring to a few weeks to months mission trip
Shuttle: The CVM word for a STM that focuses on vet medicine. I am looking forward to hosting some vets/vet students on shuttles!
CAHW: Community Animal Health Worker. A villager trained by me and my team to do vet type work in their own community. A very important role!
MOU: Still don't know what this means!

Here's a pic of a CAHW training in SE Asia. Learning to give shots to an unsuspecting water buffalo: