The Long Winding Roads of Africa (Emily’s trip part 2) by Mommy Emily   It hits me at random times, this living with my heart in two worlds. It hits me as the plane slices through grey clouds touching down in Canada, and all I see is the white of snow like one long lonely…

The Long Winding Roads of Africa (Emily’s trip, part 1) by Mommy Emily   Chimpanzees line the highway, babies clinging to their mothers’ fur, as we sit in the back of a white van taxi headed back to Uganda. I’m seated with my friends from Uganda. We’ve been visiting South Sudan and worship rises from…

By Mommy Emily I’ve wrapped up 18 gifts from the thrift store for my kids to open, one for each of the days I’m gone. I’ve snuggled and wept. I’ve had a slumber party with dancing and games and too many stories, because tomorrow I will say goodbye to my family and step onto a…

by Mommy Emily *thanks to World Help for photos from my first trip to Uganda/Rwanda in 2014 Nearly six years ago now, emptied by a recent miscarriage and swollen with a writer’s pride, I stepped off the plane in Uganda, Africa, on a blogger’s trip, to be immediately humbled and filled.  I was humbled by…

by Erica Hale It’s been just under a year since my feet last touched the deep red soil of Sierra Leone, since we walked through the villages and drove to see all the farmland being cultivated and visited the people across the deep waters of the Little Scarcies river, where there were no churches and…

Solomon Shepherd, and a Mass Wedding in Massaralie Village by Erica Hale “I’m going to start calling you Solomon Shepherd,” I tell Pastor Sonnel as we eat breakfast around the farmhouse table in the village of Massaralie. “Because you have the wisdom of Solomon, and the heart of a shepherd.”  We’re eating eggs, plantains and…

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