Paul Alan (PA) and Callie Teasdale

Missionaries serving with The Master’s Mission since 2009

PA and Callie graduated from The Master’s Mission Missionary Candidate Training Program in 2008.  PA is the son of Jim and Barb Teasdale, long term TMM missionaries in Kenya and now stateside as the Executive Director of TMM.  PA is the fourth generation of missionaries within the Teasdale family.  Callie is the daughter of TMM staff Jack and Nancy Morrison.  PA and Callie are career missionaries in Loyangalani, Kenya.  They have two children, Annabelle born in February 2009, and Zachary born in December 2012.

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October, 2015
November 2014
 
A Great Verse:

Jeremiah 17:5-8: Thus says the Lord, “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come, he shall dwell in the patched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord, He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Glimpse of Life in Kenya:                      

Unexpected plane flights!! –The kids were so excited about this one, even though they were so sick! J Loiy has been very hot and dusty lately. We have also had rains which have dried quickly and then brought much grass and weeds so allergies have been very bad for us and our community. We ended up catching a plane flight down to Nairobi to get our whole family away from the dust and see some doctors. After 2ish weeks here, we are sooo much better and very thankful for almost completely healed and healthy lungs.

Updates:

Our normal “grind” is continuing onward with lots of craziness and laughter. I had a chance to visit with Milka, our foreman’s wife, yesterday. She is so sweet and I want to get to know her better.  She reiterated how much her husband enjoys working on the children’s home project in Loiyangalani. He is excited to be a part of the work God is doing here. It is such a blessing from the Lord to have guys committed to the project and who see its importance.

Prayer Requests:

That we would all be healthy and strong and not bothered by the dust. Loiy is pretty dusty so we can’t avoid  it even when I clean all day long! J

Praises:

  • We get to work and live with some really wonderful Kenyan friends in Loiy. We are so thankful for men and women who are committed to the Lord and want to serve Him.
  • We are all getting much healthier!
  • We are so thankful for AIM Air that was able to get us down to Nairobi quicker than our normal 2 day drive!

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October 2014

A Great Verse:

1 Peter 2:9-10 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. For you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God, you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Glimpse of Life in Kenya                       

Crazy weeks!!!! This past week was insane but fun. Sunday evening we hosted 7 church elders who were on a journey to a Bible dedication at a town 8 hours further north from Loiy. Wednesday, 4 church leaders arrived to eat and spend the night as there was a DCC (District Church Council) meeting in Loiy on Thursday. Thursday, we fed the guys breakfast and an11:00 tea break while they had their meeting. A new missionary from the other side of “our” mountain brought his wife to the DCC meeting as well. So of course, our house was a MESS the one day we had visitors! Haha—never fails, if you want to see our house messy, arrive unannounced! J We actually had a blast with them. I loved Esther (his wife) and we had sooo much fun visiting all day. We are actually now planning on visiting their station in Dec. and bringing Christmas cookies! Such a blessing for new friends! All the men left Thursday afternoon and then Friday was a huge cement pour.( I also have been mega struggling with allergies and lost my voice Friday morning.) Thankfully 3 church ladies helped like crazy cooking a goat stew and Abby Knowles helped serve the stew to the guys as well. Saturday the Knowles and Woodworth families headed down country for supplies and Sunday Paul and I taught Sunday School to our different classes. Wild week! But God gave us His strength and it was actually fun. J

Updates:

The church is all plastered now!!! All together it took about 1 month to plaster so we are so happy to have it finished! The Children’s Home Water tank is getting closer and closer to being finished and Paul is really working hard on our new shop.

I am teaching Sunday School again for a while and having fun. I am going through different prophets and right now we are talking about Jonah. The kids love it—we have done crafts and acting out, looking at maps, pictures of boats, and learning verses. I was surprised that only 2 of the kids had heard the story before. It is so fun to teach stories that are “new”. The kids get so excited. I am trying to emphasize that these are not just stories—we are studying the Bible and every word is true! Paul is teaching the High school and Middle school Sunday school class as well. And he is also continuing on with morning devotions and leading the work crew.

Prayer Requests:

  • Allergies—Belle and I have been majorly struggling with horrible allergies. Please pray that our chests and heads will be clear and that the dust and green plants (yes, we have some! :p) won’t bother us! J
  • That we will be a good witness to our neighbors
  • Peace and health for the people in and around our area

Pictures:

I have included a picture of one of the Sunday School rooms getting plastered and Zach making a new friend.

 

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April 2014

A Great Verse:

Matthew 26:28  ”For this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.” Happy Resurrection Day!!!

Glimpse of Life in Kenya:

Cement pours—Last week we just finished the second largest cement pour this station has ever done. It took 13 hours!!! Because it was the inside wall of our station’s water tank, the guys were thankfully able to start the actual pouring of cement at 7:00am, work all day, and finish around 9:00pm. (The normal pours start in the late afternoon and go to 2-3 am because of the heat.)  Because it was such a crazy long pour and the guys couldn’t stop the mixing and pouring of cement, we mission ladies and several church ladies helped feed the guys. It was wild.  Feeding around 20 guys all day is tough work. Thankfully our church ladies were able to do most of the actual cooking. They were such a blessing and we were so touched that they gave their entire day to serve the work crew guys. They made chai, donuts, goat stew, ugali (hard cornmeal mush that you can cut as it is so thick) and more chai.  Hannah Woodworth even made awesome chapattis (Kenyan tortilla type things)! The guys were so thankful. And it was fun taking the ladies to town on the 4-wheeler to buy ingredients on Tuesday.  And on the day of the pour we were constantly running back and forth from our house to the church’s kitchen (where the ladies were cooking) to the Woodworth’s house, and then back up to the work site on 4-wheelers balancing huge pots of stew and large containers of chai! Craziness! But, at the end of the day, we were all exhausted and a ton of work had been done. Very exciting!