Uganda. Kenya. Tanzania. I made it!

I put together a mix of what I liked about each of the three countries we’ve traveled to as well as what I learned during my time there. Oh, and thankfully I was able to upload photos. What a surprise!   Uganda   What I love most about Uganda..    1) The sunset looks just like the one in The Lion King! My eyes have never experienced colors like these. Unbelievable. Simply unbelievable<3   2) The hospitality of Ugandans. Not once has anyone turned us away. Regardless of what they’re doing (working, cooking, drinking) they ALWAYS bring chairs...

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No Turning Back

           NO TURNING BACK What if the moment Christ entered your life was the moment your life changed forever? What if when you decided to follow the King of Kings He asked you to do some crazy, epic, radical things? What if He told you to leave, never looking back? would you go without question? What if He asked you to leave your family, your friends, your job, everything that has been comfortable, gone in one instant. Would you do it? What if you followed The Great I AM, It meant you were risking your everyday, ordinary, livelihood to go into the literal unknown and unexpected? Would you...

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What would my life look if..

Today, April 21, my team decided to dedicate the day to US MINISTRY. Instead of splitting up and going to the orphanages we chose to spend the morning ministering to each other. We started with breakfast and moved into worship. My absolute favorite thing in the world is worship! I may not have a voice that stops people in their tracks but my vocal cords work and you better believe I use them! During this time I found myself lost in the Spirit. I opened my notebook and began to write. This is what I wrote..               What if the...

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Why yes Jesus. You can write me anytime you want.

Dear Drayton, You are beautiful. You are a princess and I love you. There is no power in heaven or earth that could ever separate you from my love. It is higher than every mountain and deeper than every ocean. I have trained you hands for war. I need you to fight for what I stand for, you are more than capable. You have already won the battle, so keep fighting for those I love. I am calling you to be a light by showing unexplainable love. I want people to not see you anymore, I don’t want that to be the desire of your heart. I made you beautiful to bring myself glory. People will be drawn...

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Final countdown. Let the games begin.

April 22, 2012 In 17 days I will be at home. Not just in America but actually at home. This time last year I remember getting ready for exams, from there the semester always FLIES by. This is out of control. In 27 days I will be leaving for camp. I will be seeing long lost friends for the first time in almost a year. I am so blessed to not feel far from them at all. In about 20 days I will see Kaitlyn and Drew. In 17 days I will hug the CRAP out of Sydney. In 17 days I will cry when I see my mom and dad and I will laugh at my sisters every word. In 27 days I start over with a new community....

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Washing Clothes

We want to be effective, we want to be productive, we want to take the burden and not be burdensome. This is the cry of the heart of someone who wants to serve, to be the hands and feet of Jesus. So we were told that we could help out by washing “a few sheets.” This quickly turned into a soapy situation when this precious child named Issac put the ENTIRE box of detergent into the washing bucket. The few sheets turned into 20 bedding sets and 30 outfits of the children who live at Camp Joshua. We didn’t care, we just wanted to help out. Six rinses and two hours later it was...

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