We are Marion and Tish Mobley, happily married since 1995. We joined the Peace Corps and served from 2011-2013 in Botswana in the village of Mochudi. We created this blog to share our experiences with friends and family back home.
Our Peace Corps project was HIV/AIDS Capacity Building: Tish as an NGO Adviser at an organization called Stepping Stones International; and I served as a District Community Liaison (DCL) working in the office of the District Aids Coordinator. I also took on various projects in the community.
Prior to joining the Peace Corps, Tish had spent 15 years as a Nurse Practitioner, working in an Endocrinology practice in Lawrenceville, GA. My career had been as a Consultant and Software Developer in the IBM Mid-range environment.
We merged families when we got married, which meant I gained a step-daughter (Betsy), and Tish gained a step-son (David) in the transaction. The kids are now grown and off the payroll. They both have excellent careers and are living in other cities. David lives in Brooklyn NY, and Betsy lives in Charlotte and is engaged to marry next year.
We love traveling and have managed to make a lot of very nice trips during our marriage… including visits to Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, France and many parts of the USA. Tish has participated in medical mission trips in Honduras, Peru and Lebanon. Our love of travel is one of the many things that made the Peace Corps appealing. Since joining the Peace Corps we added visits to Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe to the list (Tish added Lesotho to her list, I didn’t go on that trip).
Before leaving the USA, Tish’s primary hobby was Tennis. She has won three ALTA City Championship plates over the years. My hobbies are cycling and skydiving. In 2009 I was part of the team that set the world record for the largest wingsuit formation skydive. I continued to enjoy cycling while in Botswana.
Our adventure continues as we resettle in the USA.