Why you should take a non-vacation vacation

Why you should take a non-vacation vacation (i.e. a missions trip)   I just returned from Costa Rica. It was a non-vacation vacation (i.e. a missions trip). I took a team of incredible ladies to engage girls and women (not to mention each other) to see themselves...

I’m not supposed to feel normal

I'm not supposed to feel normal I just got back from Ethiopia. I’m having trouble fitting back into my normal life. I’m back in a world that doesn’t smell of diesel fuel, spices, and unwashed humanity. Cars don’t mingle with pedestrians in the streets, all merging and...

Ghettos in Bulgaria

It’s been over three years, and I can still picture every tattered detail of the gypsy ghettos of Bulgaria. They reeked of poverty–a smell I had not yet experienced in America–the stench of sewage, mold, disease, filth. Everyday breaths for them, but...

Changing lives in the favelas

Changing lives in the favelas The favelas of Sao Paulo only get running water every other day. Houses are constructed with make-shift walls, cement block, and aluminum siding, typically ranging from 2-4 rooms. Some are neat and clean, a tiny oasis midst a wretched...

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