Month: June 2016

5 Days to Go… Russia

My Journey Down the Lighted Path

Prayer request – 5 days. There are 5 days left before my daughter Tori, myself and 7 others leave for Russia for a mission trip. Please pray for the staff workers at the camp. Pray for those who have been making preparations for camp long before we were committed to coming. They also will be away from family and home. Pray that things will continue to come together at the camp to get everything ready for us all!

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ethiopia, part two


Last year, my family and I followed my mom to Ethiopia for 11 days to try to understand what about the country had captivated her heart so well.

It didn’t take long to understand it.

The Ethiopian people are a people full of complete joy. It’s a joy hard to describe, and sometimes quite difficult for me to obtain. It’s pure joy, with no hidden agenda, and with contentment.


It wasn’t hard to fall fast in love with the Ethiopian community. However, as our hearts were falling, they were also breaking for them as well.

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Originally posted on Polymathic Mary:
“Homesick” is often an unusual sensation for me; I felt homesick for India years ago as I waited in the Chennai aiport, preparing to return to America. I felt homesick again in the final days of my stay in Guatemala. I…

Why Ukraine?

My Racing Thoughts

I’ve been home from Ukraine for 37 days and still cannot wrap my head around the fact that I’m not there anymore. It’s not really a feeling that I can describe, because nobody would understand unless they experienced what I did while I was there. There is literally not an hour that goes by where I’m not thinking about something we did, someone I met, or anything relating to this beautiful country. But, the question I’m still asking myself is, “Why Ukraine?”

I’ve been involved with missions since I was 14 years old. My first four trips were to Peru and each trip was special in its own way. There was never a doubt in my mind that I was meant to serve in Peru and I wouldn’t dare to imagine going to another country for a missions trip. My love for Peru was (and still is) strong. It was…

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