Compassion Visit: Singida

Early Sunday morning, I embarked on yet another adventure. This adventure wasn’t taken for adrenaline-related reasons, nor even for the desire to travel and explore new places. Instead, I planned a weekend trip to central Tanzania to visit two boys that I sponsor through Compassion International. [As a side note: I worked with Compassion International to…

“You’re the Most Racist White Person I’ve Ever Met”

Never before have I been called racist. But at 5 a.m. on Sunday morning, I was told that I was “the most racist white person” the speaker had ever met. I’ll explain the context of the statement in a bit, but regardless of how irrelevant the comment actually was, it hurt like a knife between…

I’m a Stayer

I just realized that this year, I’m a “stayer.” (For reference, check out this post from The Culture Blend that explains what it is to be a stayer, a goer, or a newbie in the constant transition of expat life). And the “friends leaving” phase has already started. Life here tends to be very transitory,…

SEW Week 2016 – Team DAIL

HOPAC’s 10th Annual Service Emphasis Week (SEW) – Team DAIL! DAIL is a Korean NGO that works in an impoverished community near HOPAC in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. They run a foundational school for a number of the students in the community, where several of the twelfth grade HOPAC students volunteer throughout the year. For…

Photo Blast!

Just a small sample of the photography I’ve been doing this month…