The Long Winding Roads of Africa – (Emily’s Trip, Part 5) By Mommy Emily Our days are spent under the leafy Tamarind tree, there in the church compound of Nimule, South Sudan. It’s a sanctuary of its own, this tree, providing refuge from the mango-colored tropical sun. Mothers spread woven blankets beneath its shade and…

The Long Winding Roads of Africa (Emily’s Trip, Part 4) By Mommy Emily   It’s night in Kamassaralie Village, and the ants are crawling up my legs. They’re tiny and red, and apparently they like white skin. I discreetly try to rub them off my calves while sitting on the front porch of the farmhouse…

by Mommy Emily Pastor Santos was born somewhere out in the bush under an actual lulu tree — the shea nut tree that grows in the villages of South Sudan. His mother went into labor while gathering firewood and couldn’t make it home. “I don’t remember how I got back to the village,” he says…

Post by the The Lulu Tree founder after her recent trip to Uganda. God rained down the day we dedicated the well in Namagera village. Sheets of water from heaven — “It’s good for the maize,” Esther told me, the village fields covered in tousled heads of green; corn to fill bellies and to sell…

December is a time of feasting. It’s a season of pulling out time-honored traditions and bringing them to the table to set before friends and family as an offering of love. We share the banquet, break bread together, and nourish ourselves as much with fellowship as with food. What is it about sharing a meal…

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