Photo by Milan Ivanovic on unsplash Today’s culture idolizes strength. In blogs and podcasts, on social media tag lines and consumer ads we hear slogans like “be a boss,” “crush’n” it,’ and ‘kill’n it.’ We are encouraged to be on top of our game, to be self-assertive, to be “top dog,” and for [...]
About Grace DunlopHi, I'm Grace. I am married to Aaron and we have five kids. Four of our children have chronic illnesses, three with Type 1 Diabetes and two with Cystic Fibrosis. We have recently returned from Kenya, and I'm now living in the UK with my husband and family.
Eva Stuart Watt (center) with her sister and mother Evangelical Christians living in Ireland in the early to mid-twentieth century would have been well acquainted with the name of Eva Stuart Watt (b. 1891). Eva grew up in Kenya and later moved to Ireland where she became a prolific author, artist, missionary advocate, [...]
Lake Naivasha (Sept. 2018) As a mother and wife in the mission field, my role has been mainly to care for my family. I’ve not had time really to develop a particular ministry as a single missionary might do. However, As a result, I’ve had the privilege of observing everything around me, like a fly [...]
Last month while we were in Nairobi, on a routine clinic visit, I noticed Emily had been drinking a bit more water than normal. I decided to test her blood glucose. I wasn’t too worried, I do this every now and then if I suspect an abnormality in behavior or health. Well, turns out my [...]
Have you ever felt alone......even invisible to God? Sometimes as Christians we go through times of silence, where we feel isolated from our Lord. Just reading through a few Psalms reminds us that this is a normal experience and sets us seeking Him anew. Often this sense of withdrawal happens during times of trial or [...]
It’s been a while since I’ve written anything. We’ve had a crazy few months! Thomas became very sick and we ended up in hospital twice, first with a severe viral infection and stomach bug which led to a bacterial infection. He’s doing well now, and we are thankful for the prayers of all our friends, [...]
Being a missionary is not about doing different ministry than you would do at home; it’s about being willing to do it in a different (or foreign) culture.
One of the challenges of living in rural Kenya is food. I tend to think about food a lot here because we have to plan ahead more. In the first few weeks of living here, I wanted to make the effort to have familiar treats and meals for the kids to help them settle in, [...]
In asking us to embrace the suffering and the struggle, Jesus is asking us to enter into a deeper trust and dependency on the truth of the gospel. So here we are living at FAME (Friends of Africa Missionary Endeavour). Our orphanage has around 130 kids, who are now our close neighbours, as well as [...]
We find ourselves now making a home in rural Kenya with an organization called FAME (Friends of Africa Missionary Endeavour). We are located three and a half hours northeast of Nairobi, twelve kilometres off the tarmac road. Our compound developed over this past twenty years on a hill overlooking a small village called Kithamula. We [...]