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 [...]
About Grace DunlopHi, I'm Grace. I am married to Aaron and we have five kids. Four of our children have chronic illness, two with Type 1 Diabetes and two with Cystic Fibrosis. We are also a missionary family, recently moved to Africa, where my husband teaches at a small Bible college in rural Kenya. We live on a compound with a medical clinic, an orphanage with one hundred and thirty children, and a baby rescue unit. You can visit our mission website at https://famemissions.org.
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 [...]
So why one more blog? Does the world really need another mommy blog? This is what I have been asking myself for many years as I've been tempted to start a blog about chronic health issues. So why now? Recently my husband and I felt led of God to go to Kenya as missionaries, [...]