Category Archives: Humanitarian Work

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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Claire Prepares for Mali and an OBGYN Expedition

Our attentions have turned back to Mali and helping Claire prepare for her medical expedition.  For the last 3 years, Claire has been working on putting together a group of OBGYN doctors, nurses and scrub techs to go to Ouelessebougou … Continue reading

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Celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Day!

Here are a few photos from the big event which was held on May 14th in Park City:

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A Life-Changing Days for Girls Event

Last night we had a huge Days for Girls Event here in Orem.  We had about 400 Young Single Adults in one place at one time, creating something that will change lives.  It was amazing.   There’s a good deal of … Continue reading

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