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Please Pray for Megan's Speech

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Some of you already know about our little girl’s delayed speech development. Megan turns 3 next month and ‘talks’ plenty but does so using mostly only vowels. A few months ago as it became more and more apparent that there might be a problem, we began praying hard as we struggled with what to do. Then the Lord brought a pediatrician to us in one of the groups that visited our mission this summer. Dr. Gayle Murray advised us that Megan really should see a speech therapist. So the search began. We were starting to think that there was no help for us in country and were prepared to go to Nairobi, Kenya or even the States. Then we found a speech therapist in Kampala. She and her husband are from the UK and are here with MAF (Missionary Aviation Fellowship). Her husband is an airplane mechanic. We traveled to Kampala last week to meet with her. She did confirm that Megan’s speech is ‘severely delayed’ but she brought us much hope. She is putting together a course of therapy to use with Meg…

Still Out Here...

Well, we have finally gotten with the times I suppose and have started a blog. We plan to put our updates out here for you all to read. Please forgive the delay in hearing from us. We have just finished a busy season of visitors. It was a blessing to have them here. We had a total of 4 groups that came from the beginning of June until just this past week. Some overlapped, so at one point we had 19 with us! It’s always an encouragement to have short-termers with us and our kids love having new “friends” around. It was also fun to see old friends back here (like Amy DeWit). We even had our own pediatrician here for a few weeks. Free check-ups for the kids! Dr. Gayle Murray was a blessing to have, not just for her expertise, but also her fellowship. We also had two friends from our home church here. Karen and Laura Goodhart came for 3 weeks. Laura, a nurse, worked in the medical clinic. Karen, a 1st grade school teacher did some “school” time with our 5 ½ yr old Caleb while she was here …