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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Africa: August 21st

There are quite a few runners in our group. They all went out early this morning for a short run, but they all run different paces. They wanted to make sure each one was accounted for once their run was complete, so someone came up with the ingenious idea of…

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Africa: a medical day

August 20th I will never say I *need* anything ever again. “I need milk.” “I need a new skirt.” “I need a vacation.” I’m sure I will want these things over and over again in my lifetime. But I don’t really *need* them. Not after what I’ve seen today. Today…

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Day 4 in Africa: Babies, Mice and Gogos

August 19th I still can’t believe we’re here and that I’m this far from home and my family. Despite being in another continent, I feel strangely comfortable. I have prepared myself for this trip, so I haven’t felt terribly culture shocked yet. My team is great and they make me…

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Africa: August 17-18

Moni! (hello!)  I’m telling my Africa story. You can read the first installment here. These are thoughts from my journal, so at times it might seem a bit jumbled. Day 2:  From Washington DC, we loaded the shuttle van with 27 Army duffel bags, most of them filled to their 50…

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Africa

I just returned from Africa on Saturday. I’m still processing what I experienced over there. Maybe more so now than when I was there. I’m not really sure what to say, or where to start. I can’t possibly tell you everything. I’m not even sure you’ll understand until you go…

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Malawi!

Hi friends! It’s been a while. I figure the less I post, the better. Builds suspense, right? Seriously, I’ll try to be better about posting more in the fall when the kids are back in school (I think I say that every summer). I have so many updates, this post will…

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Update and Prayers Needed

Hi friends! As I mentioned in my last post, I’ll be heading to Africa is less than two months!  If you are a praying person, I’d ask that you please pray for the following: Please pray for the unity of Team 2013. Please pray that all of our funding comes through….

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Little Dresses for Africa: What we need

Hi friends! In two months time, I will be in Malawi. On a short-term mission trip with Little Dresses for Africa. Botching up the language, shrugging lots of shoulders and probably committing several faux pas. I’m getting more and more updates from my team leader, which reminds me of all…

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Undone

This past Sunday, I had the privilege of speaking at St. Mark’s Chapel on the UCONN campus. Earl, along with our good friends Kris & Jen Allen, Amanda Hanzlik & Aaron Nebbia lead worship in a jazz style as a group called the “Jazz Lauds band.”   For those of…

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