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”

Top 15 books read in 2018

Top 15 Books of 2018 While the blog may have been relatively silent, our days have not been. And in the middle of it all, somehow reading has been a way to feel somewhat sane in the midst of adding a new baby to the family, homeschooling, furlough, and life overseas. The things I’ve readContinue reading “Top 15 books read in 2018”

Ryan’s Best Reads of 2016

You are what you Love: The spiritual power of habit – James K.A. Smith Hands down the best book I read all year. And I’ve read/listened to it 4 times now. In my opinion, Smith is re-thinking what it means to follow Jesus within a more truthful anthropology/cultural understanding and more helpfully than anyone elseContinue reading “Ryan’s Best Reads of 2016”

First VSL training & another CHE vision seminar

After many months of preparation, last week marked the first training of trainers for the Village Savings and Loans program! This entailed a full three days of training for 29 selected trainers (both men and women) from Rumphi, Mzimba, Machinga, Zomba and Mulanje. The primary task of the training was to get the trainees preparedContinue reading “First VSL training & another CHE vision seminar”