How to Care for the Jajjas By Mommy Emily   “The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help…” ~ 1 Timothy 5:5   We almost miss her, a whisper of a silhouette leaning against…

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…

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…

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…
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