Faces

I’ve been looking around at the faces in all the places Now I’m thinking we’re not so different despite our races All of us be masking varied insecurities Hiding who we are, scared of our impurities Perceived imperfections force up the walls Hurting and broken, we build barriers tall Push people away, faking it till…

HOPAC: More than just a school

Over the past few months, as I was making my decision to renew my contract at HOPAC, it became increasingly obvious to me how special HOPAC is. HOPAC is far more than just a school, even more than just an international Christian school. The impact that HOPAC has on the community, both directly and indirectly,…

Light

When I see you, my soul explodes with colors like the sunset. I chase you, hoping to capture just an inkling of your brightness. Your sparkling rays ignite my heart’s fires, leaving me breathless. I laugh as you jump and glimmer across the water, evading every net, Turning dewdrops to diamonds, stardust sprinkling the ground…

Spring Break 2015

For the majority of spring break this year, I was immersed in the beauty and glory of God’s creation. I explored the vast expanses of the famous Serengeti, entered the notorious Ngorongoro Crater, and dove in the clear waters surrounding Pemba. I saw lions, leopards, and cheetahs. I experienced the thrill of a drift dive….

SEW Week 2015

Possibly my favorite week of the HOPAC school year is the annual Service Emphasis Week (SEW). In the past, teams of secondary students have traveled across Tanzania to serve alongside existing NGO’s and missionary organizations. This year, two things changed: the primary students got involved with SEW, and the projects were centralized in Dar es…

A Mini-Travel Guide to Tanzania

Earlier this year, I was asked to write a guest post at Yes and Yes about traveling in Tanzania. That post has recently been published, and if you’re interested in coming to visit me and doing some traveling around Tanzania, check it out! Some of my photos were used in the post as well, which…

Exciting News….

It is the rainy season here, and the lyrics to “My Lighthouse” by Rend Collective (if you’re not familiar with it, look it up—its one of my soul songs!) seem more and more poignant each day. Just this afternoon as I walking from the bus stop to a youth ministry meeting with church, the skies…