Category Archives: Humanitarian Work

Meanwhile in Mali–The Women’s Garden and Days for Girls!

It’s been almost a year since we left Mali and our friends there.  We’re now very involved with the Ouelessebougou Alliance here on this side of the ocean, continuing to help in Mali as much as we can. This week … Continue reading

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Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital

I took a little break from the quilt retreat yesterday to meet John and some of our invited friends for a tour of the new Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital being built in Lehi, Utah.  We’re excited to have this new … Continue reading

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School Uniforms for Zimbabwe!

It’s always amazing to me how things find their way to places they need to go.  Like this batch of Challenger School uniforms that were no longer needed here.  A friend calls a friend, who calls a friend, who calls … Continue reading

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Container to Mali FINALLY Departs!

Oh my, it’s finally going!  We thought we said goodbye to this container weeks ago, but with the sanctions and political problems in the world, the red tape just got thicker and thicker.  We finally got clearance, and this morning … Continue reading

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A Miracle: The Mali Container is Leaving! Mosquito Abatement and Days for Girls Supplies

Last night John and I pulled these boxes and totes out of our garage.  They are full of Days for Girls supplies for the Enterprise in Ouelessebougou, Mali.  We have been waiting more than a year for the container to … Continue reading

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Days for Girls and our Friends at US Synthetics

We had fun today meeting with our friends at US Synthetics.  They love our Days for Girls work and invited us to come have an event with their employees to prepare hygiene kits for a group who will be traveling … Continue reading

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The Salt Lake Mosquito Abatement District

We went on a fascinating field trip today, with our work for the Ouelessebougou Alliance.  Thanks to the efforts of friends at the Mosquito Abatement District and our board member, Dick Loomis, we are partnering on a very important project … Continue reading

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Meet Matt and Karen Parsons, our Malian Replacements

Matt and Karen Parsons have been called to serve in the Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan East Mission.  This week they are receiving their training at the Provo Missionary Training Center.  We’ve been meeting with them every other week or so since … Continue reading

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Humanitarian Aid for Zimbabwe

A few years ago, Challenger School donated about $500,000 of brand new school uniforms to a friend of ours to send to Africa.  The uniform styles had changed and the schools were no longer able to sell or use these.  … Continue reading

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“To leave the world a bit better. . . .”

This week we visited an IDP Camp (Internally Displaced Persons, or refugees) just not far from Ouelessebougou main town.  After our visit, John recorded our experience as follows: Djiba, Ann, Roger and I piled into Madi’s sedan and drove to … Continue reading

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