Bannister Blog

A Year in Review for Bannisters

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since we arrived in Tanzania.  A year of new adventure, challenges, and blessings.  The farm is starting to give us good results and the future looks good for generating some income for the children’s home.  There are now 24 children in the home, ages […]

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Perspective and Popcorn

Our perspective has an impact on how we see the world. Sometime our perspective can be helpful and other times it is harmful. The perspective of time and answer to prayer is sometime a challenge. I pray expecting God to give me an answer right away since I am living in the here and now […]

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Time to Soar!!!!!

PRAISE THE LORD we have been released to go to Tanzania and may we soar on wings like eagles.  (Isaiah 40:31) We want to thank so many of you who have joined with us in this adventure through financial and prayer support. Tim is already soaring and is getting  his hands dirty in the field […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

Here we are at the end of 2015. We have had a terrific Christmas, with all of our kids, partners, and a grandson, together. Who knows when that’s going to happen again? So we celebrated and visited and hiked and sang and ate! As I write this, Diane and I are THAT close (my thumb […]

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Christmas, Contests, and Cultural Enrichment

Good morning, all! Time for another update on the Bannister’s ministry. A December blog must accomplish many things, so bear with me. Diane, Chelsea, Caleb and I went to a Christmas concert Sunday night at Calvary Baptist Church in Oshawa, Ontario. Calvary Baptist is very alive, very enthusiastic. They have the added advantage of an […]

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Living on Two Continents

Missionaries live their lives on (at least) two continents. When we’re in Africa, our thoughts frequently turn to Canada, how relatives and friends are doing, how our kids (and grand-kid!) are doing. Will the snowfall be as heavy this winter? When we’re in Canada, we wonder how things are going on the ground in Africa. […]

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