Cyclone Idai

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/Idai_2019-03-13_1052Z.jpg Many of you were hit with a cyclone bomb with wild blizzards and terrible flooding. We are sorry to hear of the destruction that the storm left in its wake especially for those of you in Nebraska. We have been encouraged by the stories we have heard about how people are pulling together to…

Shine as Lights in the World

What do we like to complain about most? If you live in South Africa, the answer is load shedding. You can complain with everyone and anyone about load shedding and they will happily join in bashing the company who provides electricity to all of South Africa. For those of you who are unfamiliar with load…

December 2018 Newsletter

Merry Christmas from South Africa where we are dreaming of a white sand Christmas. Ryan is preparing to publish a version of the project he has been working on all year. Though the project has taken significantly longer than expected, there is still a lot of excitement within TWR. LinguaDMS is over 10 years old…

Sand Stories

At the beginning of September, we took a much needed family trip to Swaziland. It is only a four hour drive to the border or six if you have two toddlers. I have crossed a couple of borders before so I thought I knew what I was in for. I was wrong. First surprise was…

September 2018 Newsletter

Well, intern season is over and while Ryan might not have two heads mounted on the wall, TWR Women of Hope does have a new app.  Our interns, Laura and Lauren, worked hard and managed to build a working app in less than two months.  The app still needs to go though a few approval…

Carry One Anothers’ Burdens

“Can my daughters and I sleep in your garage? We are being kicked out and have no place to go.” I was caught by surprise when my neighbor showed up and made such an interesting request. Our garage can barely fit a car inside it. It has one power outlet and one light. My answer,…

June 2018 Newsletter

I hope you are all enjoying your summer. We are entering the hard cold months of June and July here. It is not just cold season but also intern season. We have two interns, Laura and Lauren, coming to South Africa at the beginning of June. Our “Women of Hope” ministry needs a mobile app…

Elyse’s Surprise Birthday

I turned 30 this year. Woohoo! My Pastor says I have now entered “club wisdom”. I’m not sure that’s true but it sounds better than you’re old.

March 2018 Newsletter

At the beginning of January, we made the long journey back to South Africa. Now, after six months of being nomads, we are finally in our new home.

December 2017 Newsletter

Where in the world is the Seal family?

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