Project Bed | In the Home Stretch And Feeling Delighted

(the boys showing off their strength with a cement weight) June 16:  returned home from Africa July 2:  formally launched Project Bed:  Turning My Thoughts Into Actions August 2 (pending):  successfully completed Project Bed When I launched Project Bed, I had no idea how it would be received.  It was simple:  I felt led to … Continue reading “Project Bed | In the Home Stretch And Feeling Delighted”

Out of Africa | I Spy with My Little Eye Something Big

Less than 24 hours ago, the team and I took the “rough and tough” journey back to Nairobi from the Masai Mara National Reserve.  When I say “rough and tough,” close your eyes and imagine traveling in a 9 passenger micro-van through unpaved roads inundated with rocks, boulders, and all the trenches you can imagine.  Needless … Continue reading “Out of Africa | I Spy with My Little Eye Something Big”

Out of Africa | When You Are the Main Attraction at the Zoo

Traveling abroad is always an experience. On a 17 day mission trip in Kenya, things are bound to “pop” up that will have you reacting in one of two ways:  either becoming frustrated over a situation that is beyond your control or the better alternative, having a relaxed “It’s Africa” attitude and shrugging it off … Continue reading “Out of Africa | When You Are the Main Attraction at the Zoo”

Out of Africa | Life on the Streets

DAY 4-5 Not sure of the hour right now (maybe 11 or 12 o’clock@ nite), but I feel compelled to write anyway despite the conditions.  Where I reside is not the best but far from the worst.  Presently, I sit in a sweltering bedroom while mosquitoes buzz in my ear like small jet-engines.  Only minutes ago, I showered … Continue reading “Out of Africa | Life on the Streets”

Out of Africa | A Day of Fun in a Slum

DAY 3 [For Day 3, I thought it would be fitting to allow Elisa Reino, a former student/soccer player of mine, to share her experience with you in regards to our first event on African soil.   Elisa just graduated from high school and plans on taking a Gap Year to travel the world before college.  … Continue reading “Out of Africa | A Day of Fun in a Slum”