Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Did I say something about blogging in Africa?

Between the jet lag, busy schedule, spotty Internet, low shower pressure and limited hot water, it just didn't happen. And while the water temp/pressure didn't have anything to do with my blogging schedule, I thought it was important to find a way to let you know.

All of this can be summed up in one little phrase, "TIA."  

Translation:  This is Africa.

We had an amazing time.

Between learning about the incredible work Lifesong is doing in Zambia, spending time with Leslie, watching Mya interact with kids from the other side of the world, making new friends and having face-to-face encounters with African wildlife, we left with grateful hearts for the experience of Africa and the work God is doing there.

Here is a snippet from ONE of my favorite moments. The women you see work for Lifesong farms, in the strawberry fields of Zambia. They all have children who attend Lifesong school. Lifesong is not only investing deeply into these families by providing income and schooling, the profits from the strawberry farm are being poured back  into the school. The dream is that one day 100% of Lifesong school's administration costs will be covered by Lifesong farms. 

I am hoping to post more. There is SO much to share!


Emily said...

i could listen to their music all day!!!!!!!!!!!!

sarah.flyingkites said...

So thankful you had a safe and wonderful trip. Your first paragraph cracked me up!!

Welcome home!

Kirk and Keri Plattner said...

I'm so excited to hear about your trip. We were praying for you and Mya, and of course, Kory and the other 4! I also saw Katie's pics and videos. So neat to see Mya experiencing Africa.