In Any Way Possible

July 2020 When Michigan first announced quarantine orders, my wife and I looked for every way to avoid going out. We canceled our plans, stocked up on groceries and hunkered… Read More

Hope, Purpose and New Life

August 2019 It was one of our last days visiting different sectors in Rwanda. Many men and women had shared how clean water has impacted their lives greatly, giving them… Read More

A Grandmother and Her Place

Spring 2012 I heard pounding as we walked up to Violette’s home. Her grandmother was sitting on a stool, carved from a tree trunk, pounding cassava into flour. The work… Read More

A Joyful Noise

October 2017   It was early October in rural Rwanda. The whole week had been dry. We had visited multiple churches with empty Rain Water Harvest Systems. The rainy season… Read More

Home and Family An Ocean Away

Fall 2019 Sometimes, it feels surreal that our three kiddos are growing up with a second home and family an ocean away from West Michigan. My family has been traveling… Read More


August 2019 It was our last day visiting the outlying sectors. We went to a small, but densely populated little village in Juru. We visited an elderly widow, Gloria, who… Read More

Filled with Gladness

October 2017 We had left West Michigan on Saturday and it was Thursday. We were closer to the end of our trip than to the beginning. And while I don’t… Read More

Hallelujah, Amen

April 2012, Rwanda “Hallelujah, Amen! Hallelujah, Amen! Hallelujah, Amen!” Dorothee ran out to greet us as our truck came to a stop along the road in front of her house…. Read More

Our World

August 2019, Rwanda   Miles away from the world I know, we drive a few hours from the capital of Kigali to the Rilima sector of Rwanda. A school.  26… Read More

Volunteers Invest in Clean Water

August 2019, Juru Sector of Rwanda Our second day in-country, an hour outside of the capital, we drive into a small town and pull into a Pentecostal church next to… Read More

To Help Is A Blessing

Spring 2012 There is an old Rwandan story that goes like this: A man had a pot of soup simmering outside on his wood stove. It was market day. So,… Read More

Lifting a Different Kind of Weight

August 2019, Gashora Sector of Rwanda We had spent the morning visiting with the volunteers and leaders in Gashora. The Water Project was active in Gashora between February 2017 and… Read More

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