Adventure

Why I’m Going Home: Thoughts on Leaving Mercy Ships

Two years ago I had to make a decision. It was the first major decision of our 2-year marriage where we both wanted completely different things. I wanted to leave the Africa Mercy and he wanted to stay. Fast forward two years and we are still here! Time is measured here in units of “commitments”. Everyone […] Read more…

Venice of Africa Ganvié

The Venice of Africa: Ganvié on Stilts

An Intriguing city A journey away from my steel-box home always overwhelms me more than it should. My lack of a car, a local phone, or a sense of direction make exploring feel like a monumental task. That’s why I’m glad we didn’t wait too long before heading out to Ganvié, the lesser known Venice […] Read more…

The Offering Bowl

I’ve never been to church in Africa before, until now. It’s both foreign and familiar; I’ve read and heard stories, but all the experiences are new. I’m struck by how beautifully simple things are.  I can look at this place with fresh eyes without comparing it to any other place. It’s like no place I’ve […] Read more…

Texas Firsts

{written on 7.15.15} Free wifi just transformed this time before boarding a plane into productive time. I’m at it again, traveling across the world. Ruben is on his way to Madagascar. He is by himself, and I’m with a group of 30-ish.  Have I mentioned we really miss ya’ll? I just hope you know that. […] Read more…

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