2018: A Review in Pictures

“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever.” Romans 11:36

January 2018

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In Lexington, KY after Val’s nephew Bruce was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor

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Vermont, Val’s younger sister April’s wedding

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Married!

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February 2018

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Snuggles with Yoyo (Val’s dad) before heading back…

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…to Kenya

March 2018

Val’s sister April visits Tenwek

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Bakery duka (shop) opens at Tenwek!

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Dr. Iocono–pediatric surgeon from the University of Kentucky, teacher and mentor for Clark through med school and residency, reader of Sandra Boynton to Hannah–comes to work at Tenwek

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Full-time Swahili study with our tutor Carol

 

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Celebrating Beatrice’s birthday

April 2018

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Our first visit to the Baby Centre in Nakuru, Kenya to witness this sweet girl’s adoption

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Relaxing at the Kenyan coast, WGM Kenya retreat

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Friend and former co-resident Dr. David Flemig comes for game night! (And to work on the pediatric ward…)

May 2018

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Clark back to work at the hospital after a couple months of language study

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First goat curry

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June 2018

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Pizza night with the interns

July 2018

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Hannah’s 2nd Birthday, much sausage was had by all…

 

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We return to Lexington, KY as Bruce’s tumor begins to rapidly progress

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August 2018

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Warm welcome home to Kenya

Our piano arrives

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Potty trained!

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Clark gets NHIF (Kenyan national health insurance) to agree to fund surfactant which Tenwek begins keeping in stock. This medicine is usually given as a one time dose to save premature babies whose lungs are not ready to make surfactant on their own.

September 2018

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First ringworm!

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To Zanzibar for more Swahili study

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Touring Zanzibari hospital with ICU Dr. Rashid (center) and Val’s Swahili teacher Mohammed (right)

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Potty trained (alternative method)!

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Clark successfully locates, barters for, and purchases a “bisibisi” (screwdriver) using only Swahili

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October 2018

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Village Catholic Mission clinic

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Visiting Val’s Swahili teacher Saida’s home

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Val’s speechifies (in Swahili) about “The Importance of Libraries” to this group of university Library Sciences students

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Finishing up Swahili studies with an interview with the Tanzanian Broadcasting Corporation

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(Part of) our host family during our two months in Zanzibar: Mama Raya with her second youngest son Luqman

November 2018

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Taking a few final days in Zanzibar to relax….

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Back to Kenya and Tenwek Hospital in time to celebrate World Prematurity Day

December 2018

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World Gospel Mission Kenya Field meetings, Christmas celebration, and retreat

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Confirmation that Sleeth baby #2 is on the way and due to arrive the end of June!

From Bomet, Kenya to wherever you may be, merry Christmas! We celebrate Immanuel, God is with us.

“My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14

“The Lord of hosts is with us.” Psalm 46:7

“”And they shall call his name Immanuel” which means, God with us.” Matthew 1:23

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22 thoughts on “2018: A Review in Pictures

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing journey. Miss seeing you all. Take care you are doing wonderful things and congrats on baby 2!

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  2. Here is how my last few minutes have gone:

    “Aww. Awww. Ohhh. Aww. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!”

    You little sneaky sneaks, I WAS NOT READY for the last pic and am so THRILLED!!!!

    I was planning my post to say something like “what a gift you guys give us by letting us see you live out your faith with such stunning kindness and effectiveness and compassion and conviction,” and I was going to include something about how much I love and admire you and something else about how Hannah looks like the sweetest little friend and how the compilation photos of her eating various things is life giving, but now I’m all flustered and PSYCHED, so I can’t say any of that, and all I can do is squeal with delight. Sorry. But in my defense, as previously mentioned, I was not ready.

    Praising our God and thanking Him for His gifts, and especially for the one inbound this June! Merry Christmas, dear Sleeths!

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  3. Praise God a baby brother or sister for Hannah! Merry Christmas and God’s blessings for a safe, healthy, blessed New Year. Love you all. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. So awesome seeing all of the incredible work y’all have done this year!! Congratulations on baby #2 as well!! Glad to see y’all are well!

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  5. You guys are amazing! I humbled and truly blessed to know you. Prayers and love this holiday season. CONGRATS on #2 — sending you a HUGE hug!

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  6. Loved the update for the past year! Continuing to pray for your family as you head into the new year and as you prepare to be joined by a new baby. So exciting- congrats!

    Merry Christmas from Thailand! Alyssa

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  7. Hey guys,

    Merry Christmas and happy new year. You have had quite a year full of ups and downs. We continue to pray for the Lord to be near you as you grieve, and to give you a happy little girl, meaningful work, and fluent language. You totally crack me up sneaking that black-and-white photo toward the end!! Congratulations and praise the Lord for your new blessing.

    Much love in Jesus,

    Amanda (and Jon)

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