Two Years Later

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Last month marked two years for us being in Kenya.  I love these sort of “landmark” times in life.  I’m a list maker and journal writer, and watching the passage of time is always a bittersweet amazement for me.  In Facebook all of my memories that pop up are of landing here after evacuation, trying to figure out how to … Read More

Paradox

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I’m living in this crazy space called paradox today. Paradox is something that combines contradictory features or qualities. In this crazy life we live, there is constant paradox. Learning to become familiar with that, even thriving in it, is paramount to surviving long term. In Africa we live in a constant state of paradox around us – how can such … Read More

Mundri Mussings and More

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(Ok, I’m terrible at titles…) A year ago yesterday we left Mundri. It was supposed to be for just 7 weeks. We were scheduled to go to Kenya for an East Africa retreat and conference with all the Serge missionaries. After a couple months of severe pain and sickness, Shawn was told he had to get on the next MAF … Read More

Something’s Missing

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In the last two weeks I have noticed something missing in the my life.  It was something that has had a grip on my heart and my life for the past year or more, so to notice it’s absence was jolting.  However, for the first time in a very long time, I realized that I was content and relaxed.  My … Read More

Roots

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The last few weeks have signaled a new beginning in our family.  We are settled into our new home, which means we have been having people over for meals and hanging out.  This makes it feel more like a real home for us rather than just a place to land for a while.  It gives us a space to have … Read More

Why?

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It‘s Memorial Day weekend.  That really doesn’t mean much to most people here in Kenya.  But for us Americans living here, or at least for our family, I think the meaning behind this weekend takes on a whole new light.  I am thankful for being raised in a country that is full of freedoms.  I know it is easy to … Read More

TIA

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As I sit here in Nairobi, it could be easy to forget where I am at times.  It is exponentially easier to be here than in South Sudan as far as conveniences go.  I can order Dominoes Pizza, attend an awesome church service in my own language, go to a mall, and sleep in a house that looks more like … Read More

How We Roll…

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  In the last few weeks our team has experienced 2 different evacuations. The first one was when Shawn finally decided he could not take the pain of the kidney stone anymore and we made plans to leave Mundri the next day to get medical attention. That is a lot more complicated than it sounds. You cannot just get in … Read More

A Nice Day for a Drive

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Juba is the capital of our country.  Geographically it is only about 120 miles away.  But for us to drive, it takes anywhere from 6 to 12 hours, depending on the time of year and the weather. I’m going to ask you to use your imaginations a little bit here, but it is really hard to describe how bad the … Read More

On Being Herded

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Have you ever seen a herd of cattle being pushed and prodded along as they go towards a spot that they may not even be aware of? Sometimes they get a little panicky and start bumping into each other and shoving each other around. I think probably that inner self-preservation mode kicks in and it’s each cow for themselves. This … Read More