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We’ve been given the opportunity to visit with the local elementary and high schools over the past week.  We purchased school supplies to assist the teachers this time, not the students as we have done in the past, and they were most grateful.

We’ve been given the opportunity to visit with the local elementary and high schools over the past week.  We purchased school supplies to assist the teachers this time, not the students as we have done in the past, and they were most grateful.

Okay, being a missionary isn’t all about being a suffering servant.  What a feast tonight!

Okay, being a missionary isn’t all about being a suffering servant.  What a feast tonight!

This is the jazz box I made for my oldest son for his 40th birthday.  He loves it - now he just needs to learn to play it!

This is the jazz box I made for my oldest son for his 40th birthday.  He loves it - now he just needs to learn to play it!

I recently found a baggage tag that my old company used to give away at trade shows and was reminded how much I love my new life.

I recently found a baggage tag that my old company used to give away at trade shows and was reminded how much I love my new life.

I am blessed to share this life with a wonderful woman in this magnificent place.  I do not deserve all that God has given to me.  

I am blessed to share this life with a wonderful woman in this magnificent place.  I do not deserve all that God has given to me.  

I also like being a fisher of fish.

I also like being a fisher of fish.

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Hey, my name is Jesse. Some of you might be new to my blog, and that’s totally fine because I don’t keep up with it very well. The last two years of my life has been an amazing blur and it’s been hard to write posts during all of it. Just to give you a little background:

In 2012 I moved from…

Our church visitation team is using a book delivered to us by Pastor Jason showing how to craft advanced balloon creatures.  Today is swan day.  

The student dorm for our missionary training center is now completed. Some beds were delivered today and our students are now occupying their new accommodations!

The student dorm for our missionary training center is now completed. Some beds were delivered today and our students are now occupying their new accommodations!

My tilapia holding tank serves many purposes.  It, of course, holds mature tilapia to make them easy to catch when we are selling them.  It’s a pool to cool off in when the weather becomes unbearable, It’s an easy source of water when we lose power (which happens here frequently).  But my favorite use is when the church uses it for baptism services.  We baptized five yesterday and everyone remained for over three hours to eat and simply bask in the moment.   

My tilapia holding tank serves many purposes.  It, of course, holds mature tilapia to make them easy to catch when we are selling them.  It’s a pool to cool off in when the weather becomes unbearable, It’s an easy source of water when we lose power (which happens here frequently).  But my favorite use is when the church uses it for baptism services.  We baptized five yesterday and everyone remained for over three hours to eat and simply bask in the moment.