It’s afternoon and I’m on my phone, scrolling through messages from across the waters — photos of people who now hold my heart. And I long to take you all with me. I long to carry you into this world, into the villages and wide-split smiles that make up the family that is The Lulu…

By Mommy Emily I’ve been meditating on the sacred holding places. The places which held Jesus on earth. Mary’s womb, which first made space for the holding of the divine conception. The manger, a rough-hewn wooden cradle, holding the King’s infant skin; the wilderness, holding Jesus’ stomach hollowed by 40 days of hunger; the stone…

Family is awkward and difficult and real. It abandons pretense. It is runny noses and hiccuping laughter and singing in the hallway. It is joking and staying up until 3:30 in the morning to deal with conflicts, and it is praying and rejoicing when all is resolved. Family is Love. It calls us to live…

It’s been a dream of mine, this bringing of my husband and children to a land I fell for five years ago, head over stumbling heels. A land of fresh avocado and shoe-less children, of wide smiles and giggling babies and mothers that can’t sleep for their hunger. A land of sweet jasmine flowers and…

Hi dear friends. This is Emily. Since founding The Lulu Tree four and a half years ago, my husband (Trent) and children {Aiden (9), Kasher (7.5) and Aria (3.5)} have patiently put up with my coming and going to Africa, with my tears and my sleepless nights and my pacing the floor in prayer and…

Today we want to focus entirely on God’s goodness to The Lulu Tree and all the beautiful ways He is moving and answering prayer for His Name’s sake and the good of His children all over the world. Next Thursday is American Thanksgiving, so you will not receive a prayer request email that week. Our…

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