These are the words we were asking the students to not say to their families. On Black Friday, while most of America was out shopping for holiday bargains, Jos, Nigeria was covered in the smoke of hatred. While our team was incredibly safe on the other side of town, we allowed the students to call
For those of you who haven’t read it, here’s my prayer letter: Family & Friends, As many of you know, I’m traveling to Nigeria next Wednesday with the LIFT Discipleship program. How the trip came about is a whirlwind of a story, but for now, I’m merely writing you asking for prayer. There are 16
Please don’t assume that my lack of excitement for Nigeria translates into a desire to stay state-side. I think a lot of people who know me well, know that this trip is a big deal for me and are a wee-bit confused on why I’m not oozing with hyper-excitement. I think some people are expecting
Thursday, November 6th: 12 days before I travel to Nigeria with 14 Americans, 2 Canadians and 2 Texans. Back when I first saw the images that would soon find their way into A Hope in the Dark, my heart was stirring for something bigger but was unsure of what direction to point itself in. As
This is an excerpt from Amy Carmichael’s book, Things as They are: The tom-toms thumped straight on all night and the darkness shuddered round me like a living, feeling thing. I could not go to sleep, so I lay awake and looked; and I saw, as it seemed, this: That I stood on a grassy
In November, I will be traveling to Jos, Nigeria with a group of 18 others. As of right now, I’m still not entirely sure what I’ll be doing out there, which is why the details here have been non-existent. They will come shortly, and I promise to update you. For now, here is some info
Something else I’ve been reading is the weblog of a missionary working with Mercy Ships (basically a floating hospital providing free healthcare in Africa). Her name is Ali and she has done more than inspire me. Her words have reaffirmed a where my heart has been heading; I especially needed to read them this week.