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Let the Voyage Begin!

Let the Voyage Begin!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2010 in Blog, News & Updates | 1 comment

That’s right, this blog marks the beginning of my trip to Africa. As you’re reading this (assuming you’re reading it right when it posts, and also assuming it posts when I intend it to post automatically) I’m driving to Dallas to fly to Durban, South Africa. First off, don’t cry. Secondly, holy crap I’m flying to Africa!...

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Parting Thoughts from Haiti

Parting Thoughts from Haiti

Posted by on Nov 28, 2010 in Blog, Reflecting | 1 comment

I just wanted to sit down and write out my final thoughts on Haiti before they fade too far in the background to recall. I just had lunch with my good friend Mike, who just got back from serving in a cholera clinic down near Port au Prince, and it revived my experience for me in some ways. I think my final thought could be summed up like this: Haiti needs...

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Haiti in Pictures

Haiti in Pictures

Posted by on Nov 25, 2010 in Blog, Personal Stories | 1 comment

My brain has been pretty much fried over the past two weeks of travel, support raising, funeral and family time, and preparations to move to Africa (next Tuesday if you’re wondering). When my brain is fried, like the above truck, simple things appeal to me. Simple things like pictures. In honor of my brainlessness, it’s time to keep it simple....

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Saying Real Goodbyes Too

Saying Real Goodbyes Too

Posted by on Nov 17, 2010 in Blog, Reflecting | 0 comments

My grandpa passed away this last weekend at the age of 81. As weird or morbid as it may sound, it came at a good time. Our whole family was able to be up here in Okanogan with my Grandma, and it was simply his time to go. I had hoped to see him before leaving for Africa, just one last time, but as he hadn’t been doing very well for a while I had said...

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Haiti – Beginnings & Kidnappings

Haiti – Beginnings & Kidnappings

Posted by on Nov 10, 2010 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

In reading my journal as I flew to Haiti I think two main things stand out. The first is my apprehension of the humility I expected God to dole out to me during my time in country. The second is my excitement for all of the new, unknown things that I was about to experience. Add to that the possibility of using my French and you have yourself a good...

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