Short-term trips: Five lessons learned

From my very first experience in Chile as a junior in high school, to the last five years that we have lived in Malawi, I have come across and learned more than I can write about the role and potential impact of short-term teams. Here are five of them – and five of the peopleContinue reading “Short-term trips: Five lessons learned”

4 Things To Consider Before Taking Off Your Lens Cap

I remember opening up the box. It was a gift received in celebration of the completion of my college education – a right of passage, in a way – my very own Canon DSLR. I remember words spoken around me as I opened it up –  I was to photograph what I saw in myContinue reading “4 Things To Consider Before Taking Off Your Lens Cap”

Some Pictures from the Recent Microfinance Business Training by Joe & Jerry (Westside Church)

Some pics from the recent successful microfinance business training by Joe and Jerry from Westside Church:  Some of our loan officers     Jerry and Esther  Joe and Linda (loan officer) Joe and Stephen (loan officer)  First group training – wonderful folk! Justine and a sweet girl  Francis leading some warm-up songs  Linda, Francis and Samuel Esther, Jerry,Continue reading “Some Pictures from the Recent Microfinance Business Training by Joe & Jerry (Westside Church)”

Special Needs Olympics and the joy of certficates

When Ryan and I got married, we had to sort through all of our things. This can be a challenge no matter where you are living. Who knew we collectively had so much STUFF – much of it with no value other than sentiment. So, when you are planning to move overseas, much of thatContinue reading “Special Needs Olympics and the joy of certficates”