Why Does a Person Serve

Could it be for selfish reasons perhaps?

The straightest path to happiness is devoting ourselves to the happiness of others.

If you give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then your light will rise in darkness and your gloom will become like midday. And the LORD will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire in scorched places, and give strength to your bones; and you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.   ISAIAH 58: 10-11, NASB

Alcorn, Randy. Happiness (p. 291). Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

Support Information

We get questions sometimes about how to send support for our work in Kenya, so I thought I should lay it out clearly. We are thankful for our supporters. You are in our hearts and minds more than you may realize.

If you are interested in contributing to our work at Kijabe Mission Hospital and Rift Valley Academy you can donate in two ways. The first is through a written check to:

Christian Health Service Corps
P.O. Box 132
Fruitvale, TX 75127
Designate account # 103 on the “memo” line


Go to the following link to donate online

Let’s Get Together

We want to see you! And to that purpose we are going to have a few reunions in the coming months. Look at the following dates, and please feel free to attend any of them. They will all be come and go as you please. We just want to see you! We can talk about what has been going on in Peru, and we can explain what we will be doing in Kenya. Here are the dates and information.

Date:  April 30 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location:  The home of Ruth Caire, 1224 Cloverdale Drive, Richardson, TX 75080

Date:  May 6
Location: Boerne, TX (we still have some details to work out on this one)

Date:  May 21 from  3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location:  The home of David and Carol Smith, 5914 Bent Trail, Dallas, TX 75248

We hope to see you at one of these events!

Board Certification


Today is the day for my family medicine board certification exam. I was actually certified in 2000, re-certified in 2007, and now I am taking my third certification test. I probably have two more in front of me over the next twenty years. I have a full day of testing in front of me. I feel ready, but nobody really likes taking important tests. They were a lot easier when I was a kid who didn’t really care about the results. I don’t remember having any concerns about taking my SAT or ACT. The MCAT I pondered a bit more, but I was to undisciplined to really study for it. I am looking forward to putting the test behind me and refocusing my attention toward the future in Africa.

Weird Things in Hospital Call Rooms

I have been doing some ER shifts while home. Some hospital call rooms are nice, others are more basic. This weekend I have had to look at this all weekend without permission to ride it. Painful!