Unmet Expectations and Unfinished Stories

Today, I know for a fact my life is part of a story. And right now I’m in the middle of the conflict. The part of the story where the character is slipping, losing sight of their goals and even who they are, all because of some problem, or, in my case, some unmet expectations….

Aljeco 19

Last week, I traveled to Dodoma with Marc Driesenga (HOPAC’s Bible teacher) and 17 eleventh and twelfth graders from HOPAC for the annual SEW (Service Emphasis Week). Just outside Dodoma, Allen Conrad and his wife Jennifer have started developing a plot of land with the dream of starting an orphanage, Aljeco Home Organization. Their vision…

8 Months in Tanzania…

I’ve officially lived in Tanzania for 8 months. Thought I would celebrate the occasion with a few lists of ‘8’ for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! 8 LOVES: 1.  The HOPAC students–they are excited to learn and great fun! 2. Living so close to the ocean / beach 3. Learning a new culture and language 4….

The Joy of the Lord

“You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy!” (Psalm 65:8b) I love watching the sunrise and sunset. When I read this verse, I nearly danced around my room. The sunrise and sunset are exclamations of joy! For those of you who have followed my activities via Facebook and…