HOW IT ALL BEGAN But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” ~ 1 Corinthians 2:9 Seven years ago, this month, I took my first plane ride to Uganda. Seven years ago,…

Sierra Leone Goes Sustainable by Mommy Emily It’s November 2016. I’ve left my three little ones with their Oma and Opa and Dad on the farm in northern Alberta, snow piled high.  I’m flying, alone, to a country in West Africa, a tiny country made infamous by Ebola, diamond excavation, lengthy civil war, child soldiers,…

We’re Telling His Story by Joanne Viola, Lulu Tree Treasurer   It was on an early morning in August that I sat looking out at the water, which is perfectly still and calm. At first it was like a sheet of glass, then the little ripples began to gently slosh against the dock. The sound…

By Haley Heisch, Co-Director of Social Media “In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the…

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…

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…

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