Washing Feet

So you know what happens when you decide to quit your job? You get $2000 in car repairs. Your vacuum breaks. Your well pump bites the dust. Your washing machine just ups and leaves you. It’s almost as if someone is saying:  “Are you sure about this faith thing? Are…

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Storytellers

Pictures. They tell a story. Last year, many of you helped get me to Malawi. Serving on a short-term mission trip with Little Dresses for Africa. And I shared my journey, my story with you here. I also shared stories of the people I met there. The truth is, we…

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Journey to Rwanda

Friends, I haven’t blogged in a while. I’ve been busy (more on that later) but now it’s time to get down to bidness. I have an opportunity to win an expense-paid trip to Rwanda with one of my favorite bloggers: Jen Hatmaker! When I got the news of this contest, I was…

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Reflections on Malawi

August 31 I’ve probably spent close to 24 hours on a plane. I’m back in the States and I just said good-bye to my team with tears in my eyes; so choked up I could hardly speak. Partly because I’ll miss them and partly because I’m realizing all that we just…

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Africa: Day 12

We had a good night’s sleep in comfortable accommodations. This is the first time we’ve had a shower in our room that works properly (other than the Game Park). I’ve found there are typically two water temps in Africa: COLD and SCALDING. Our toilet flushes too, so we are thankful….

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The Majete National Park

August 27  It was a long drive to the Majete National Park. When we arrived, we crossed a long wooden bridge over the Shire (prounounced shy-ree) River where we caught a jeep to our lodge. We were greeted by our hosts with cool towels for washing our hands and face….

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Africa: Day 9

August 25 We woke up to no water. Two buckets of hot water arrived on our doorstep as promised. I washed my hair using those coveted water bottles. Those things do come in handy for all sorts of things! We decided to leave the lodge a day early and head…

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Africa: Day 8

Hi friends. I got thrust back into my US life and have neglected to finish blogging about my trip to Africa. I took the time today to finish all of the posts, so I will release them all over the next few days. Nothing like a speaking engagement in 2…

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Africa: Day 7

Sorry it’s taking me so long to finish up my Africa story. This post will wrap up week one in Lilongwe and we’ll begin the trek south towards Blantyre. Saturday, August 23 Today is a travel day as we leave the capital of Lilongwe. We had a chance to stop at…

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Malawi: Raising the Roof

August 22 Today we went to the village of Matapila. The main road to the village was paved, but once we turned off, they were dirt roads; many of them unmarked. They seemed as twisty as New England roads and I wondered how Tsalka even knew where to go. As I think about my…

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